US Senate Blocks House Spending Bill

Submitted by ub on Fri, 09/23/2011 - 19:55

The US government in-action. The Senate voted to reject the House of Representatives stopgap spending bill, after the House’s Republican leaders forced it through on their second try.

The Senate vote was 59 to 36 to table the House bill, effectively killing it. Some conservative Republicans joined in rejecting the measure.

The US House had passed its latest version of a stopgap spending bill after rejecting a similar version of the legislation, which is necessary to keep the government open after the end of September and to provide assistance to victims of natural disasters. The House vote was 219 to 203. WTH?