Issue Report ● Fiscal Responsibilityfacebooktwitterbirdemail
For Immediate Release: 
April 4, 2017
Contact Info: 

Mariel Saez 202-225-3130

Congress has just seven legislative days to fund the government before the current continuing resolution expires on April 28. Since 2011, when Republicans took the majority, they have been unable to pass a single bill to fund the government without Democratic votes. Instead of risking a government shutdown as their divided conference argues amongst itself, Republicans should work with Democrats on a clean bill to keep government open.

Here’s a look at previous votes:

GOVERNMENT FUNDING LEGISLATION

VOTE BY PARTY

DEMOCRATIC VOTES NEEDED TO GET TO 218

FY17 CR + MilConVA

Stopgap measure to continue Fiscal Year 2016 funding to keep government open from December 2016 to April 28, 2017

Democrats 118-63,

Republicans 208-33

10 Democratic Votes

FY17 Election CR

Stopgap measure to continue Fiscal Year 2016 funding to keep government open through the 2016 election, from October 2016 through December 2016

Democrats 172-10,

Republicans 170-75

48 Democratic Votes

FY16

Package of appropriations bills to fund the government for Fiscal Year 2016

Democrats 166-18,

Republicans 150-95

68 Democratic Votes

FY16 "Barn Clearing" CR

Stopgap measure to continue Fiscal Year 2015 funding to keep government open from October 2015 to December 2015

Democrats 186-0,

Republicans 91-151

127 Democratic Votes

FY15 Homeland

Bill to fund Homeland Security through Fiscal Year 2015

Democrats 182-0,

Republicans 75-167

143 Democratic Votes

FY15 Homeland only CR

Stopgap measure to continue Fiscal Year 2014 funding for Homeland Security from February 2015 to March 2015

Democrats 174-5,

Republicans 183-55

35 Democratic Votes

FY15 CROmnibus (Omni + CR only for DHS to 2/27/14)

Package of appropriations bills for all agencies for Fiscal Year 2015 except Homeland Security, which received continued Fiscal Year 2014 funding to February 2015

Democrats 57-139,

Republicans 162-67

56 Democratic Votes

FY15 CR

Stopgap measure to continue Fiscal Year 2010 funding to keep government open from October 2014 to December 2014

Democrats 143-55,

Republicans 176-53

42 Democratic Votes

FY14 Omnibus

Package of appropriations bills to fund the government through Fiscal Year 2014

Democrats 193-3,

Republicans 166-64

52 Democratic Votes

FY14 Shutdown Ending CR

Bill to end the 16 day government shutdown by continuing Fiscal Year 2013 funding from October 2013 to January 2014

Democrats 198-0,

Republicans 87-144

131 Democratic Votes

FY13 Ag-CJS-Def-DHS-MilCon + Full Year CR

Bill to fund Agriculture, Defense, Homeland Security, Military Construction-Veterans and continue Fiscal Year 2012 funding for all other agencies for Fiscal Year 2013

Democrats 115-82,

Republicans 203-27

15 Democratic Votes

FY13 Election CR

Stopgap measure to continue Fiscal Year 2012 funding to keep government open through the 2012 election, from October 2012 to March 2013

Democrats 164-21,

Republicans 165-70

53 Democratic Votes

FY12 Megabus (9 bills)

Package of remaining nine appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2012: Military Construction-VA, Defense, Energy and Water, Financial Services, Homeland Security, Interior-Environment, Labor-HHS-Education, Legislative Branch, and State-Foreign Operations

Democrats 149-35,

Republicans 147-86

71 Democratic Votes

FY12 Minibus (3 bills)

Package of three appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2012: Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS), and Transportation-Housing and Urban Development (THUD)

Democrats 165-20,

Republicans 133-101

85 Democratic Votes

FY12 CR

Stopgap measure to continue Fiscal Year 2011 funding to keep government open from October 2011 to November 2011

Democrats 170-13,

Republicans 182-53

36 Democratic Votes

FY11 Defense + Full Year CR

Bill to fund the Department of Defense and continue Fiscal Year 2010 funding for all other agencies for Fiscal Year 2011

Democrats 81-108,

Republicans 179-59

39 Democratic Votes

FY11 CR

Stopgap measure to continue Fiscal Year 2010 funding to keep government open from April 7, 2011 to April 14, 2011

Democrats 140-42,

Republicans 208-28

10 Democratic Votes

FY11 CR

Stopgap measure to continue Fiscal Year 2010 funding to keep government open from March 2011 to April 2011

Democrats 85-104,

Republicans 186-54

32 Democratic Votes

Democrats continue to be ready to work together to responsibly fund the government if Republicans present fiscally responsible legislation without policy riders. 

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