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BREAKING: Chuck Schumer Just Lost It

On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer went off on the House stopgap funding bill and called it a loser.

The Hill reported: “It’s a loser in terms of the things that this country needs. We could easily sit down and come to an agreement that would get the support of a majority of both sides,” Schumer said from the Senate floor.

Schumer added that if “God forbid, there’s a shutdown, it will fall on the majority leader’s shoulders and the president’s shoulders.”

House Republicans are pitching a short-term continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through mid-February.

It would include a six-year authorization for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, a delay of ObamaCare’s medical device and Cadillac taxes for two years, and the health insurance tax for one year starting in 2019.

Congress has until Friday night to delay a shutdown, the fourth back-to-back deadline for a stopgap measure.

Republicans will need at least nine Democratic votes to get a short-term funding bill through the Senate.

But Democrats are remaining coy about if they will support another short-term bill. Eighteen Democrats, including Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), voted for the December legislation.

H/T The Hill

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