This looks like the end.
It doesn’t seem likely that the government would skip a Ukraine funding bill and then come back with another big one.
I’m thinking it’s over.
US President Joe Biden signed a stopgap spending bill into law on Thursday, averting a looming government shutdown. The limited appropriation of funds, which failed to include aid to Ukraine, passed the Senate on Wednesday.
The piece of legislation was proposed by House Speaker Mike Johnson, a Republican, who relied on Democrats to push it through the chamber despite the objections of the more conservative wing of his party. The Democrat-controlled Senate passed the bill in a 87-11 vote the next day.
The stopgap bill did not include spending on hot-button issues, such as abortion, border security and foreign aid – for Ukraine, Israel or any other nation. Instead, it focused on keeping government departments operational at their current level. The two-tier plan provides funding through January 19 and February 2, depending on the agency. The shutdown deadline would have arrived at midnight on Friday.
“Because of bipartisan cooperation, we are keeping the government open without any poison pills or harmful cuts to vital programs – a great outcome for the American people,” Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said after he and his fellow senators voted on the bill.
To be clear, the entire Democrat Party was refusing to sign any bill that didn’t include continuing the infinity war in the Ukraine. They drew a red line, then erased it.
If they can’t get the support now, I can’t think of why they would be able to at any point in the future. Unless Zelensky blows up a nuclear power plant.
But even then, the Israel Lobby is demanding they get the weapons instead of the Ukraine. No one goes against the Israel Lobby.