The Senate failed to pass a continuing resolution Friday over an issue that amounts to “tiddlywinks,” said Steven Dennis, Senate reporter for CQ Roll Call, in an interview with In Depth with Francis Rose.
Disaster relief funding for FEMA is the major issue of contention. FEMA said it expects to run out money in this fund by the end of this week.
The Senate had voted on a House-passed short-term funding bill that included $3.7 billion for the disaster fund. The previous week, the Senate provided $6.9 billion in disaster aid and no cuts to help pay for it as part of an appropriations bill passed last week.