Shutdown State of Play: What’s Really Going On?… Late last night, the House passed a month-long funding bill (known as a Continuing Resolution). The bill funds the government until February 16 and reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years.

Posted: January 19, 2018 in Uncategorized

Shutdown State of Play: What’s Really Going On?…
https://www.conservativepartnership.org/post/348/shutdown-state-of-play-whats-really-going-on ^ | Jan. 19, 2018 | CPI Staff

Posted on 1/19/2018, 1:10:12 PM by caww

Late last night, the House passed a month-long funding bill (known as a Continuing Resolution). The bill funds the government until February 16 and reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years.

To break a filibuster in the Senate, 60 votes are required (this is known as “achieving cloture”). It’s essentially a decision by the Senate to bring debate to a close.

However, in this current Senate, there are only 51 Republicans — not enough to break a filibuster by the Democrats, who have publicly stated their intention to filibuster the spending bill. In order for a spending bill to pass the Senate, a minimum of nine of the 47 Democrats must vote in favor (assuming all Republicans vote for it).

By telegraphing their intention to withhold their support, Democrats are filibustering, knowing full well that their actions will result in a government shutdown.

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