The Senate majority leader says it is time to take needed action.
The former Democratic majority leader died at age 82 Tuesday of pancreatic cancer.
The President is joining with progressives and moderates in his party to try and work out the problems with party holdout Joe Manchin.
The blow was expected by most because Elizabeth MacDonough has done the same thing twice before.
The showy vote means nothing because the resolution will die in the House.
Democrats admit time is not their friend as the end of the year approaches.
In what has become a grueling routine in the deeply divided House and Senate, the game uses the threat of a shutdown to try to score political points.
It could be a long, hard road to get the social services and climate change package through, but Democrats still hold the key.
But the tougher fight will come in the Senate, perhaps more from the President’s own party.
Her 30 years of experience in Congress shows her ability to navigate the roadblocks of a divided Congress