Senate Democrats Block Short-Term Government Spending Bill

Daily News Article - September 28, 2016


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. If Republicans hold the majority in both houses, why were Senate Democrats able to block the bill?

3. a) Define supplemental appropriations (spending).
b) In addition to funding the government through December 9th, what supplemental funding is included in the bill?

4. For what reason did Democrats vote against the bill?

5. How do Republicans think the Flint funding should be handled?

6. What did Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell say about the Democrats blockage of the bill?

7. a)Who do you think is right: the Democrats or Republicans? Explain your answer.
b) Ask a parent the same question.