The House and the Senate aren’t back in town until Tuesday night in observance of Yom Kippur. When the House gets back, lawmakers won’t consider a bill to avert a shutdown temporarily, known as a continuing resolution, or CR. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is hoping progress on four appropriations bills will buy enough goodwill to pass a CR [Continuing Resolution] in his conference. They include the defense and agriculture funding bills — which some Republicans have blocked in the past — as well as the homeland security and State Department funding bills. Such a strategy is unlikely to prevent a government shutdown starting Oct. 1.
When the Senate gets back Tuesday, Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) will try to pass a CR to keep the government open until November or December. The details of the Senate CR are still being hammered out, including exploring options to fund Ukraine so that it’s not a supplemental as a way to ease some Republican concerns, according to two people familiar with the negotiations who spoke on the condition of anonymity to reveal internal deliberations. but the Senate’s strategy could run into a dead end in the House. Even if the Senate sends the House a CR this week, McCarthy is unlikely to bring it up for a vote, multiple Republican aides said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal party dynamics and conversations. “I don’t think he could” put a Senate CR on the floor, one House Republican aide said. It would not pass with just Republican votes, and relying on Democrats could cost McCarthy his job.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... ment-open/But Republicans who are contemplating partnering with Democrats to sign on to a discharge petition dismiss the accusations from some on the right that it would be a betrayal, according to multiple people present for a conference meeting last week where the issue was discussed. They note that the hard-right members have already violated McCarthy’s guidelines by taking down three rules in as many months. All House Democrats have already signed it. Just five Republicans are needed to sign on to force it to the floor — if no Democrats remove their names. Unfortunately for advocates of the strategy, a discharge petition is complicated procedurally. Just two have become law. And there’s no way to bring a discharge petition to the floor before Oct. 1.
Once a discharge petition has 218 signatures, House rules dictate that the lawmakers who signed it must wait seven legislative days before one of them can move forward. Then the lawmaker can call up the discharge motion “at a time or place, designated by the Speaker, in the legislative schedule within two legislative days after the day on which a Member whose signature appears thereon announces to the House an intention to offer the motion.”
Democrats are lobbying Republican members of the bi-partisan "Problem Solvers Caucus" in the House to sign on to the discharge motion.
In early August Fitch one of the big three credit rating agencies, downgraded the US credit rating from AAA to AA+. Yesterday Moody's another of the big three threatened to downgrade the US credit rating. We haven't heard yet from S&P yet which is the third of the big three, but they did downgrade the US credit rating back in 2011 over another budget fight.
It's what happens when the wings run political parties.