Shutdown Shut Down
- Having failed to come up with a bill of their own yesterday, House Republicans were left with little choice but to capitulate to the very sort of Senate bill they were adamant to avoid. The Continuing Appropriations Act (HR 2775) first sailed through the Senate (81-18 roll call) then passed in the House with a 285-144 roll call (all Democrats in, 87 yeas and 144 nays on the Republican side, with a stenographer meltdown thrown in for good measure). President Obama then promptly signed it, putting an end to the crisis – for now. More in our comprehensive FY14 overview.
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