9 Home Republicans voted with Democrats on Wednesday to go a stopgap funding invoice that may avert a authorities shutdown, regardless of GOP management recommending a “no” vote.
The Home handed the one-week persevering with decision in a 224-201 vote which can push Friday’s funding deadline to Dec. 23, giving appropriators extra time to approve spending for the remainder of fiscal yr 2023.
It now heads to the Senate, which is predicted to take up the measure earlier than Friday’s deadline. If handed and signed into legislation by President Biden, the persevering with decision will hold the federal government funded at present ranges till Dec. 23.
9 Home Republicans crossed the aisle and joined all voting Democrats in backing the measure: Reps. Adam Kinzinger (Ailing.), Liz Cheney (Wyo.), Chris Jacobs (N.Y.), Anthony Gonzalez (Ohio), John Katko (N.Y.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.), Fred Upton (Mich.), Steve Womack (Ark.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.).
Herrera Beutler and Womack are each members of the Home Appropriations Committee. Kinzinger, Jacobs, Gonzalez, Katko, Upton, Womack and Fitzpatrick voted for the persevering with decision signed into legislation on the finish of September, which kicked the funding deadline to Dec. 16. Lawmakers at the moment are making an attempt to push that again even additional.
Kinzinger, Cheney, Jacobs, Gonzalez, Katko, Herrera Beutler and Upton are all leaving the Home on the finish of this Congress after opting in opposition to operating for reelection or dropping bids for an additional time period.
The Hill reached out to the 9 Republicans for touch upon their votes.
That group of Republicans voted for the stopgap invoice regardless of Home GOP management recommending a “no” vote. The workplace of Home Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) despatched a discover to all Home GOP places of work Tuesday night time urging members to vote in opposition to the persevering with decision.
The discover referred to as the measure “an try to purchase extra time for an enormous lame-duck spending invoice through which Home Republicans have had no seat on the negotiating desk.”
A contingent of Home Republicans have referred to as for passing a unbroken decision into subsequent yr that will enable the incoming Home GOP majority to have extra of an enter in fiscal yr 2023 spending. Others, nevertheless, are holding out for an omnibus spending invoice over considerations relating to funding for protection and nationwide safety.
The persevering with decision provides appropriators one other week to return to a consensus on a full-year spending measure. Negotiators introduced an settlement on an omnibus framework Tuesday night time, however the particulars haven’t but been revealed.
Notably, the appropriations haven’t disclosed the top-line figures, which have been a key focus of negotiations.