Sen­ate con­ser­v­a­tives break with Free­dom Cau­cus on John­son fund­ing bill

Senate conservatives break with Freedom Caucus on Johnson funding bill

Sen­ate con­ser­v­a­tives are tak­ing a more pos­i­tive view of Speak­er Mike John­son’s (R‑LA) stop­gap fund­ing bill, break­ing with their coun­ter­parts in the House Free­dom Cau­cus who opposed it.
John­son’s “lad­dered” con­tin­u­ing res­o­lu­tion funds some agen­cies until Jan. 19 and the rest until Feb. 3 at cur­rent lev­els and does­n’t include pol­i­cy rid­ers on the bor­der or Israel aid. The Free­dom Cau­cus, which rep­re­sents the hard-line con­ser­v­a­tives of the House, took an offi­cial posi­tion against the pro­pos­al on Tues­day, denounc­ing it as a sur­ren­der to the Democ­rats.
HOUSE PASSES SPEAKER JOHNSON’S CONTINUING RESOLUTION IN FIRST STEP TO AVOID SHUTDOWN
The House ulti­mate­ly passed the CR lat­er that day, but the oppo­si­tion of 93 Repub­li­cans meant John­son had to rely on Demo­c­ra­t­ic votes. The bill now heads to the Sen­ate, where Major­i­ty Leader Chuck Schumer (D‑NY) intends to take it up in its c …