The US Government Is Now In Shutdown. Again. Also. Too.

The Senate is supposed to go back in session shortly. Senator Paul’s ability to continue to hold things up expires in a bit. He could technically push this to 3 AM EST, but who knows how far he’ll go. Once he runs out of Senate rules cover, they should be able to pass the two year Senate budget deal. Depending on Senator Paul this should occur sometime between 1 and 3 AM EST. There is a cloture vote scheduled for 1 AM EST.

Members of the House have been notified to prepare for a vote between 3 and 6 AM EST. Provided Speaker Ryan can wrangle the votes, or get Congresswoman Pelosi to provide them from the Democratic Caucus, the House should pass the Senate bill sometime later this morning and the government shutdown should be brief. Given what we’ve seen of majority Republican control of both chambers of Congress, however, anything could happen. So stay tuned!

And stay frosty!

Open thread.

30 replies
  1. 1
    NotMax says:

    Welcome to the Rand Discorporation.

  2. 2
    Rjm says:

    Well that’s a fine pickle. Blizzard coming to town

  3. 3
    Corner Stone says:

    Provided Speaker Ryan can wrangle the votes, or get Congresswoman Pelosi to provide them from the Democratic Caucus, the House should pass the Senate bill sometime later this morning and the government shutdown should be brief.

    Why would they? Fuck them.

  4. 4
    Yutsano says:

    As of right now I’m not changing my morning schedule. But I will be checking the news in the morning. And something tells me either Yertle or Paulie Boy are gonna fail here.

  5. 5
    Adam L Silverman says:

    @NotMax: It was bad enough the first time.

  6. 6
    MomSense says:

    I heard on Brian Williams that the minority whip is pushing for no votes.

  7. 7
    NotMax says:

    Like a particularly bad remake of the movie.

    If It’s Tuesday, We Have a Government

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka The Hope of the Universe) 🗳 🌷 says:

    OT: Was Australia and New Zealand, as US allies, nuclear targets of the Soviet Union in the late Cold War circa 1983?

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    MCA1 says:

    Apropos of nothing, but, hey Rand Paul: Fuck You. You’re a douchecanoe.

  10. 10
    La Caterina (Mrs. Johannes) says:

    And remember to hydrate, everybody!

    eta: except Aqua Buddha

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    Formerly disgruntled in Oregon says:

    @MomSense: Good – let the Republicans own this. What was the Pottery Barn rule?

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    Adam L Silverman says:

    Alright, I’m going to go rub doggie bellies and watch this documentary on flame throwers I DVRed earlier. Play nice or Rand Paul will come to your house and talk for a long time!

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Are we to sell out Dreamers or family reunification and the visa lottery to get this deal? Neither is a win.

  14. 14
    Corner Stone says:

    @Formerly disgruntled in Oregon:

    What was the Pottery Barn rule?

    I think it was try to find furniture and accessories that all went with a wicker motif.

  15. 15
    Corner Stone says:

    “Party of the Balanced Budget”
    Why in the fuck do media people keep saying this about Republicans?

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    Corner Stone says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: I don’t think we’re actually allowed to ask that question.

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    MisterForkbeard says:

    Can we get a NYT headline like “Rand Paul shuts down government in useless gesture to be reversed within 6 hours”? :)

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Formerly disgruntled in Oregon:
    As I recall, Pottery Barn said at the time that “you break it, you bought it” was Colin Powell’s rule, not theirs.

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    lamh36 says:

    Hey Adam…did i see this?

    ‪Yep…someone def throwing McGahn under the bus!! But both Kelly & McGahn should go!!!‬

    Four separate moments when White House Counsel Don McGahn was told of Rob Porter’s domestic violence allegations and decided not to act
    https://twitter.com/philiprucker/status/961805455487131649

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    Brachiator says:

    @Formerly disgruntled in Oregon:

    What was the Pottery Barn rule?

    You break it, you have to go to IKEA?

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Corner Stone: I just did it. Sorry, not sorry. It is a big deal.

  22. 22
    MisterForkbeard says:

    @Corner Stone: I’m still trying to figure out how we get Republicans to vote for letting brown people stay in the country when they clearly don’t want to do so. This seems difficult when we can’t use the shutdown as an effective threat.

  23. 23
    Formerly disgruntled in Oregon says:

    @Corner Stone: @Brachiator: Y’all are hi-larious.

    @Amir Khalid: True that!

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    danielx says:

    @NotMax:

    Well, somebody has got to stand up for all those Tea Party defectives – er, patriots. 2020 isn’t that far off. Of course, that assumes they might remember Aqua Buddha’s principled stand in 2018, which isn’t likely. Their attention span seems to be somewhat limited.

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    danielx says:

    @Corner Stone:

    Is this, like, recent?

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    smike says:

    @Formerly disgruntled in Oregon: Oh, don’t be silly. It’s obviously Obama’s fault. Clinton, also, too.

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    N M says:

    @lamh36: too funny. Retaliation for the leak about McGahn staring down trump during his rages to fire Mueller? May the palace intrigues continue apace…

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    🌎 🇺🇸 Goku (aka The Hope of the Universe) 🗳 🌷 says:

    @cthulhu:
    Thanks. That confirms my assumptions.

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    WaterGirl says:

    @lamh36: Can’t we just put an eviction notice up at the White House, so they ALL have to go?

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