Issue Report ● Jobs and Economy
For Immediate Release: 
December 7, 2017
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
Congress has just two legislative days to fund the government before the current continuing resolution expires tomorrow, December 8. Since 2011, when Republicans took the majority, they have been unable to enact a single bill to fund the government without Democratic votes. For months, Republicans have wasted time passing tax cuts for the wealthy rather than working with Democrats to responsibly fund the government. Republicans have majorities in the House and Senate and control of the White House. They are responsible for keeping the government open. Here’s a look at previous votes:
 
GOVERNMENT FUNDING LEGISLATION VOTE BY PARTY DEMOCRATIC VOTES NEEDED TO GET TO 218
FY 18 CR
Stopgap measure to continue Fiscal Year 2017 and raise the Debt Limit until December 8, 2017
Democrats 183-0,

Republicans 133-90
85 Democratic Votes
FY 17 Omnibus
Package of 11 appropriations bills to fund the government for Fiscal Year 2017
Democrats 178-15,
Republicans 131-103
87 Democratic Votes
FY17 CR
Stopgap measure to continue Fiscal Year 2016 funding for all but MilConVA to keep government open from April 28 to May 5, 2017
Democrats 175-14,
Republicans 207-16
11 Democratic Votes
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

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