One more time, we were facing possible government shutdown at the end of the week.
For weeks, the House and the Senate have been at odds over a Continuing Resolution (CR) to keep the government running until Nov. 18, once FY 2011 ended. The Senate passed two versions of a CR; the first is until Tuesday, Oct. 4, the other until Nov. 18.
Today, the House passed the version funding the government until Tuesday, Oct. 4.
This forces the attention of Congress to be, once again, on a stopgap measure and prevents them from focusing on the other serious concerns facing the nation.
The president has presented strong and clear proposals for creating jobs and for stabilizing the economy of the nation. Congress would do well to be discussing and coming to some agreement in these areas.