Journalist Diary – T Without Congress Part- 1

Posted on 01 October 2011

Journalist Diary – T Without Congress Part- 1

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Journalist Diary - T Without Congress Part- 1

Reporting from Washington — Three lawmakers walked into the House of Representatives and did something that has proved quite a challenge for Congress this year: They agreed to fund the government.

Without bluster or brinkmanship or bleary-eyed midnight rancor, two Republicans and one Democrat engaged Thursday in a civilized moment of legislating. It was over in a matter of minutes.

Congress gave final approval to a stopgap measure to keep the government running for a few days and replenish disaster aid, ending for now a partisan war that risked shutting down the government. The Senate had passed the legislation earlier this week.

Granted, Thursday’s vote was essentially procedural, a final stamp of approval. Party leaders had agreed to the measure after a prolonged impasse and rough negotiations. With Congress already on recess for the Rosh Hashana holiday, just a few lawmakers were needed to make it official.

But conclusions are rarely foregone in this hyperpartisan era in Washington. Even an incremental measure like this one, to fund the government for four days, required the unanimous consent of those present. If even one lawmaker rose to object, it would fail.

And so onlookers filed into the House gallery just to be sure.

Freshman Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) took the presiding officer’s chair. He called on fellow Republican Rep. John Culberson of Texas, who introduced the measure.

Journalist Diary – T Without Congress Part- 1

Journalist Diary – T Without Congress Part- 1

Journalist Diary – T Without Congress Part- 1

Journalist Diary – T Without Congress Part- 1
Journalist Diary – T Without Congress Part- 1
Journalist Diary – T Without Congress Part- 1
Journalist Diary – T Without Congress Part- 1
Journalist Diary – T Without Congress Part- 1
Journalist Diary – T Without Congress Part- 1
Journalist Diary – T Without Congress Part- 1
Journalist Diary – T Without Congress Part- 1
Journalist Diary – T Without Congress Part- 1
Journalist Diary – T Without Congress Part- 1

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