House Aims To Regroup As Spend­ing Defeats Pile Up

House Aims To Regroup As Spending Defeats Pile Up

The House nixed plans for more votes this week after GOP lead­er­ship failed to advance a defense spend­ing bill a sec­ond time as the gov­ern­ment heads toward a pos­si­ble shut­down in nine days.
Rep. Tom Emmer (R‑MN), the major­i­ty whip, announced on Thurs­day that the House stood in recess. He said no fur­ther votes were expect­ed for the rest of the day, dis­cus­sions relat­ed to appro­pri­a­tions were ongo­ing, and the Rules Com­mit­tee remained on-call through­out the week­end.
“Mem­bers are advised that ample notice will be giv­en ahead of any poten­tial votes tomor­row or this week­end,” Emmer added. “Please stay tuned to future updates for more infor­ma­tion.”
House Speak­er Kevin McCarthy (R‑CA) faced a set­back ear­li­er in the day when a small group of Repub­li­cans joined with Democ­rats in shoot­ing down a bid to start con­sid­er­a­tion of a defense appro­pri­a­tions bill. The tal­ly was 216–212, with slight­ly more G …