Republicans seem even further from resolution as US shutdown deadline nears US Congress

McCarthy and his allies have expressed frustration at the holdouts and accused them of giving Democrats more leverage to pass a spending bill without conservative priorities. The bill is scheduled to pass a procedural hurdle later this morning, followed by a final House-wide vote — but its success is uncertain. Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., told reporters on Thursday that the bill would also create a commission to study the federal debt. The plan also reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration through Dec. 31 of this year and incorporates disaster relief funding worth $16 billion. All content on this website, including dictionary, thesaurus, literature, geography, and other reference data is for informational purposes only. This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.

For example, frequent lead exposure has been linked to immune system suppression, reproductive issues, kidney damage, and hypertension. Brownie mixes, chocolate chips, hot cocoa, and more contained concerning levels of lead or cadmium. Part of the holdup includes proposed amendments from far-right Republicans on the continuing resolution that would prevent funds from being used for Ukraine aid and other initiatives.

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  • It’s a temporary funding measure that will last until December 11.
  • Republican leaders on Tuesday seemed to move further away from a resolution to the impending government shutdown.
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“Democracy is messy sometimes, but it is our system,” Johnson said to reporters late Tuesday night. “This conference that you see, this House Republican majority, is united.” Louisiana Republican Rep. Mike Johnson, a deputy whip and constitutional lawyer known for his fiery exchanges on the House Judiciary Committee, is the fourth nominee chosen by his GOP peers to serve as speaker. Credit entries will increase the credit balances that are typical for liability, revenues, and stockholders’ equity accounts.

Eating an ounce of four others would put you over our limit for lead. One of the four, Evolved Signature Dark 72% Cacao Chocolate Bar was high in both lead and cadmium. Another bar, Sam’s Choice Dark Chocolate 72% Cocoa, was high in cadmium only. The measure would keep the government running until the end of October, giving Congress more time to enact full-scale appropriations for 2024.


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  • Federal workers would be furloughed, and some subcontractors would be out of work with no guarantee of receiving backpay once the government reopens.
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  • The United States government operates on a budget calendar that runs from October 1 to September 30.
  • The resulting lack of appropriations led to the shutdown of non-essential functions of the federal government for 28 days due to lack of funds.

Greene’s list of amendments also included a ban on funding for Covid-19 vaccine mandates. Republican leaders on Tuesday seemed to move further away from a resolution to the impending government shutdown. In our government, the legislative branch holds the power of the purse, which means Congress is responsible for passing legislation to fund the government.

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President Joe Biden signed the 71-page continuing resolution late Saturday, just hours before the fiscal year officially ended. But those demands have no chance of passing the Senate, which is currently controlled by Democrats. As lawmakers search for a funding solution to stretch beyond 45 days, these differences are just one hurdle they’ll have to clear to end the funding fight in Washington.

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CR bill faces uncertain odds as government hurdles toward shutdown at midnight Sunday

The House passed the stopgap measure , with the Senate then passing it in an 88-9 vote. But it’s important to remember that, while the House has approved a plan to dodge a government shutdown for now, Congress hasn’t agreed on a permanent deal. They keep our government running until the CR expires or when final appropriations are enacted, whichever comes first.

Brian Ronholm, director of food policy at CR, adds that “Earlier this year, a Hershey executive stated that the company continues to look for ways to remove more of the metals through additional cleaning and alternate sourcing. We would like for them to honor that commitment.” A spokesperson for Hu told CR that our test results were in line with the company’s own testing, but added that those levels fall far below those set in the As You Sow lawsuit settlement. He also vowed to move forward this week on an $886bn fiscal 2024 defense appropriations bill, which stalled last week as hardliners withheld support to demand a topline fiscal 2024 spending level of $1.47tn – about $120bn less than what McCarthy and Biden agreed to in May. The standoff poses the biggest threat to McCarthy in his eight months as the top House Republican as he struggles to unite a fractured caucus. On Tuesday Politico reported that he intends to come out fighting by putting the CR to a floor vote and daring his detractors to put themselves on the record by voting against it.

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CRs usually include additional minor programmatic adjustments known as anomalies, and as a rare legislative vehicle that will become law, frequently includes additional program extensions and other congressional priorities. Lead and cadmium are the two heavy metals that CR’s tests have found to be the most problematic in chocolate. Research indicates that lead and cadmium get into cocoa in different ways. For cadmium, it appears that the cocoa plant takes it up from the soil.

The government would shut down, like it did right around this time last year. In 2013, the government shut down for 16 days – forcing employees to be furloughed, national parks to close, childcare and other services for military families to shutter, and loans to small businesses to stall. In fact, the last government shutdown cost our government billions of dollars in lost productivity and revenue.

Q: Yikes. Did Congress pass a Continuing Resolution this time?

“No Member of Congress can or should be expected to consider supporting a stop-gap funding measure without answers to these reasonable questions,” the letter said. But that doesn’t mean the bill, with the spending cuts included, faces easy odds in the House, as multiple conservatives have come out against the measure. The bill would trim discretionary spending by roughly 8 percent while shielding funds for Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs and disaster relief. “That gives lawmakers a lot of room to have a CR in place for a lengthy amount of time before that sort of penalty under the Fiscal Responsibility Act takes effect,” Lautz said. Another provision of the measure extends flexibility for the Department of the Interior and Department of the Agriculture to keep base pay salary increases for 10,000 federal firefighters. Funds from the Infrastructure and Jobs Act that boosted pay for the first responders were set to expire after Sept. 30.

Between 1980 and 2013, there were eight government shutdowns in the United States.[9] Most of these shutdowns revolved around budget issues including fights over the debt ceiling and led to the furlough of certain ‘non-essential’ personnel. The majority of these fights lasted 1–2 days with a few exceptions lasting more than a week. The federal budget is a proposal by the President outlining spending goals and priorities during a given year. Congress debates this funding, and then votes to appropriate funding.

Kevin Loria is a senior reporter covering health and science at Consumer Reports. He has been with CR since 2018, covering environmental health, food safety, normal balance infectious disease, fitness, and more. Previously, Kevin was a correspondent covering health, science, and the environment at Business Insider.