fbpx
Home Tags Stopgap

Tag: stopgap

Tea Party freshman Gardner votes with Dems to keep government running

The Colorado delegation in Washington voted five in favor and two against the stopgap budget passed by the House Tuesday. It was the second temporary fix to the budget passed in the last few weeks and it is even less popular than the first one among Tea Party conservatives, who believe Republicans should hold steady and risk a government shutdown to force compromise from Democrats on spending. House Majority Leader Boehner lost more than fifty conservative votes and had to lean on Democrats to help him pass the measure.