With little possibility of any of the 12 spending bills getting done to prevent a government shutdown, lawmakers return to consider stopgap tricks to fund the government beyond Sept. 30. The question is for how long, says CQ Roll Call’s Ryan McCrimmon. And after Tuesday’s primaries in Florida and Arizona, Simone Pathé reports that despite the rise of anti-establishment candidates like Bernie Sanders and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, primary voters picked the most established of candidates, Marco Rubio and John McCain.
5 Potential CR spending fights in September: https://t.co/YQJQMHnXok [$]
— Ryan McCrimmon (@RyanMcCrimmon) August 8, 2016
Conservatives want to talk spending strategy as soon as Congress is back [$] https://t.co/eiHHiIfDVz
— Ryan McCrimmon (@RyanMcCrimmon) August 3, 2016
GOP had two chances in Florida open seats to send new women to Congress next year. Both of them lost tonight.
— Simone Pathe (@sfpathe) August 31, 2016