Another Government Shutdown Showdown Could Be Coming

Thursday, 26 Apr 2012 11:51 AM

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The House Appropriations Committee made a vote Wednesday that may lead to another fight capable of shutting the government down Oct. 1, the beginning of next fiscal year.

The House Appropriations Committee Wednesday approved Republican-backed spending targets that ignore Congress’ August debt agreement by requiring more than $27 billion in additional savings from non-defense programs, Politico reports. The vote was 28 to 21 largely along party lines.

The House must come to an agreement with the Senate and White House on spending levels for the new fiscal year by its start to avoid a government shutdown. One was narrowly averted last spring when all parties reached an 11th hour accord.

There is some discord among Republicans over the Appropriations Committee decision. Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., strongly opposed Speaker John Boehner’s strategy to ignore the agreement reached between Congress and the White House last summer in the Budget Control Act. But Boehner faced strong pressure from tea partyers whose support he will need to pass a budget this spring.

One tea party devotee, Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., actually voted with Democrats Wednesday against the allocations because he thinks the cuts are too low.

Not surprisingly, Democrats criticized the vote. “The majority is not only reneging on an agreement. It is thumbing its nose at the rule of law,” said Rep. David Price, D-N.C.



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