Senator Thune Says Stopgap Spending Necessary to Avoid Shutdown

Some members of the House are unwilling to compromise.

Senator John Thune of South Dakota said that Congress will have to agree on short-term funding for the government soon if they are going to avoid a shutdown. “We’ve got to get past the September 30 deadline and buy a little bit of time,” Senator Thune said. “We’ve got a short runway to do this,” he added. 

The Senate has been working to draft a continuing resolution in order to extend the September 30 deadline for government funding. However, both chambers of Congress must pass a continuing resolution, and a number of representatives in the House are willing to allow a government shutdown rather than compromise.

“This is a divided government. It’s certainly challenging to get anything done, let alone funding the government, which in many cases is not all that popular, especially right now, with the American people,” Senator Thune said.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senate Majority Leader Schumer as he oversees proceedings in the upper congressional chamber.
  • For House Speaker McCarthy as he heads negotiations regarding budget appropriations.
  • For federal legislations to seek God’s wisdom as they prepare to vote on government funding.

Sources: Reuters, PBS


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