Portman: Senate Has 'Given Up' on Passing Budgets
The Senate passed a continuing resolution to fund the government through November 15, removing language that would de-fund ObamaCare. The legislation now moves back to the House of Representatives.
The vote was 54-44 along party lines.
Congress must now come up with a compromise bill to send to President Obama to keep funding the government past Oct. 1.
Stay tuned to Fox News Channel and the FoxNews.com politics page for all of the latest developments as lawmakers try to avert a government shutdown.
Just after the key votes, Shannon Bream went over all the details with Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), who "doubts" that there will be a government shutdown on Tuesday.
He explained that D.C. keeps ending up with these "last-minute" continuing resolutions and budget crunches because "Congress is not doing its job" of passing a budget. Portman credited his GOP colleagues in the House for passing yearly budgets, but admitted that the Senate has "given up" on doing the same.