DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/IRS/SPENDING/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The House passed a financial services spending bill on Wednesday [1-9-19], the first of four appropriations bills the House will vote on this week in an attempt to reopen shuttered parts of government, despite the fact that the measures are not expected to go anywhere in the Senate and face a White House veto threat. The vote was 240-188. The stalemate is a reflection of the continued standoff over the ongoing government shutdown, which does not look like it will end anytime soon. Each day this week, the House will vote on bills to fund shuttered parts of the government. The first spending bill voted on covered financial services, such as the Treasury Department and the IRS. Eight Republicans joined with Democrats to pass the bill. That’s one more Republican than the number of Republicans who supported a similar bill last week. The vast majority of Republicans still object to the bill. All Democrats voted for the legislation. Later this week, the House will vote on bills covering national parks, and housing and transportation, as well as agriculture — which administers the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more colloquially referred to as SNAP or food stamps.”

Ashley Killough and Clare Foran, “House passes bill to reopen IRS and other financial agencies, despite veto threat,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, January 9, 2019 12:56 am