Passing the gravy
With Thanksgiving less than a week away, Congress has finally gone home to families.
But after 11 weeks of bitter infighting, they show up at the dinner table with a broad sense of dissatisfaction about what, if anything, was accomplished.
On Wednesday evening, the Senate signed off on a deal to avert a government shutdown this calendar year. However, a split between Florida’s Republican Senators seemed symbolic of the last six weeks of intraparty disagreement.
Sen. Marco Rubio supported the budget deal, but Sen. Rick Scott was among 11 ‘nay’ votes.
The Senate vote came a day after the House approved the laddered continuing resolution, which will fund portions of the government through Jan. 19 and parts through Feb. 2. All of Florida’s Democratic representatives supported the deal, though not without reservation. While fully funding the government, the House broke Wednesday without addressing a supplemental funding request.
“We still have more work to do to secure long-term funding for Israel, Ukraine, child care and other essential programs American families rely on, and House Democrats are ready to work in a bipartisan way to make that happen,”