House pass­es Speak­er John­son’s con­tin­u­ing res­o­lu­tion in first step to avoid shut­down

Despite staunch con­ser­v­a­tive oppo­si­tion, the House passed Speak­er Mike John­son’s (R‑LA) two-step con­tin­u­ing res­o­lu­tion to keep the gov­ern­ment fund­ed just days before the shut­down dead­line, send­ing it over to the Sen­ate, which is expect­ed to pass the bill.
The con­tin­u­ing res­o­lu­tion had no spend­ing cuts or con­ser­v­a­tive pol­i­cy rid­ers attached to it, which led to more Democ­rats sup­port­ing the leg­is­la­tion than Repub­li­cans. It passed 336–95, with 93 Repub­li­cans vot­ing against it.
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“This leg­is­la­tion is nec­es­sary to avoid a harm­ful gov­ern­ment shut­down,” said Rep. Hal Rogers (R‑KY) in urg­ing Repub­li­cans to back the short-term fund­ing plan.
While House Democ­rats called the approach flawed, Minor­i­ty Leader Hakeem Jef­fries (D‑NY) ulti­mate­ly sup­port­ed the plan and Democ­rats gave John­son the two-thirds votes nec­es­sary to pass the bill under sus­pen­sion of the rules.
“Once again, the Repub­li­can major­i­ty needs Demo­c­ra­t­ic votes to gov­ern,” Rep. Rosa DeLau­ro (D‑CT) said ahead of the vote.
The bill would extend the Agri­cul­ture, Mil­i­tary Con­struc­tion and Vet­er­ans Affairs, Trans­porta­tion, Hous­ing and Urban Devel­op­ment, and the Ener­gy and Water appro­pri­a­tions bills until Jan. 19 and the remain­ing eight bills until Feb. 2.
The ide …