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Will the US Senate FAIL to vote and pass a solution before the 1 March 2013 deadline, preventing the scheduled sequestration reductions in government spending, from taking place?

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February 24, 2013 @ 05:30am PST

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SneakyPete   •   Thu Feb 28 2013 at 08:56pm PST

The Senate on Thursday rejected rival proposals to stop the sequester, ensuring the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts will begin on Friday.

A bill crafted by Senate Democrats won 51 votes, while a Republican alternative won only 38 votes. Three Democrats — Sens. Mary Landrieu (La.), Mark Pryor (Ark.) and Kay Hagan (N.C.), who are all up for reelection in 2014 — voted against their party’s bill, which fell 51-49.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) also switched his vote to “no,” a procedural move that would allow him to bring the bill to the floor in the future.

Both plans needed 60 votes to advance, and as expected, neither came close to meeting that threshold.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/285573-senate-rejects-last-minute-effort-to-stop-the-sequester#ixzz2MGEjRvez

SneakyPete   •   Thu Feb 28 2013 at 08:52pm PST

The US Senate FAILED to vote and pass a solution before the 1 March 2013 deadline, to prevent the scheduled sequestration reductions in government spending, from taking place.

SneakyPete   •   Thu Feb 28 2013 at 10:22am PST

It does not appear that the Senate will pass today, either the Democrat or Republican bills to prevent the scheduled sequestration reductions in government spending, from taking place.

SneakyPete   •   Wed Feb 27 2013 at 10:19am PST

Interesting to see President Obama finally meeting with Senate and House leaders on Friday, after the scheduled sequestration reductions in government spending, takes place. Are the fear tactics, currently being put out, going to back fire on the administration?

SneakyPete   •   Wed Feb 20 2013 at 07:57pm PST

What impact to the markets, will the scheduled sequestration reductions in government spending have, if no compromise is reached by 1 March? Seems doubtful that any compromise will be reached by the 1 March deadline. I see no consensus being reached in the Senate and definitely not in the House.

SneakyPete   •   Thu Feb 14 2013 at 11:31am PST

Senate Dems unveil $110 billion sequester-replacement package.

Senate Democratic leaders unveiled a $110 billion sequester-replacement bill at a closed-door caucus meeting Thursday that would replace $85 billion in automatic spending cuts set to hit March 1.

The Senate Democratic package is split evenly between spending cuts and provisions raising new tax revenues, according to a Democratic source.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/283209-senate-dems-unveil-110b-sequester-replacement-bill#ixzz2Ku5I9FiE

SneakyPete   •   Wed Feb 13 2013 at 07:22pm PST

Boehner says House won’t act on sequester cuts before Senate.

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Wednesday said the House will not act to prevent $85 billion in spending cuts set for March 1 unless the Senate acts first.

Boehner expressed frustration that the Senate did nothing with House-approved bills in the previous Congress that would have replaced the sequester and said it was “incumbent” now on President Obama and Senate Democrats to approve a plan by March 1.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/282821-boehner-says-house-wont-act-on-sequester-before-senate#ixzz2Kq8ul9SS

foobar   •   Thu Feb 14 2013 at 08:19am PST

Boehner likes to express frustration. He likes to pass bills that he knows will not pass the Senate or be signed by the President and do not have a veto-proof majority – and then express frustration that he cannot get anything done – when in reality he knew he wasn’t going to get anything done…. Then he does not want to act on the bills that the Senate passes… Of course, most of this is just gamesmanship – what battles has Boehner won?

SneakyPete   •   Thu Feb 14 2013 at 09:34am PST

None unfortunately. House passes bills, and the Senate JUST sits on them, doing nothing. What a shame..

foobar   •   Thu Feb 14 2013 at 09:53am PST

House passes bills that cannot pass the Senate and then complains about them not getting passed. It’s gamesmanship.

SneakyPete   •   Thu Feb 14 2013 at 10:43am PST

True but why cannot the Senate at least debate the merits, or the lack of, the bills sent them. If the two sides Senate and House, do not even try to compromise on legislation, nothing will ever get done in Congress. Both sides have their responsibilities, but do not even want to try, working together. Agree it that it is bad “Gamesmanship” being played by both sides which results in nothing getting accomplished.

Rationales

"It's less than 1 week left and still no resolution!"

Gae6a!hp sold at 65.57%
February 23, 2013 @ 01:37am PST

"Find a solution in less than 3 weeks???? Doubtful"

SneakyPete bought at 28.99%
February 11, 2013 @ 09:46pm PST

"Too much chaos, if they do not find a solution."

Eequ3!me sold at 28.58%
February 11, 2013 @ 01:12pm PST

"Senate will FAIL to reach a comprimise before the 1 March deadline."

SneakyPete bought at 46.51%
January 28, 2013 @ 09:12pm PST

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