Italian cyclist Michael Guerra uses his knowledge of physics and aerodynamics to adopt a “plank” position and overtake his competitors. pic.twitter.com/EsRt16l2PT
— Ian Fraser (@Ian_Fraser) September 27, 2022
(Watch, if only to see what happens when Guerra passes the police officer on the motorcycle leading the pack)
The Senate has passed a short-term spending bill that would avert a partial government shutdown and provide another infusion of military and economic aid to Ukraine as it seeks to repel Russia's invasion. The bill goes to the House next. https://t.co/pwlG4idlPM
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 29, 2022
… The bill finances the federal government through Dec. 16 and buys lawmakers more time to agree on legislation setting spending levels for the 2023 fiscal year. It passed by a vote of 72-25 and now goes to the House for consideration. All of the no votes came from Republicans.
As has become routine, lawmakers waited until the final hours before the shutdown deadline to act. But passage of a bill to fund the government was hardly in doubt, particularly after Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin agreed to drop provisions designed to streamline the permitting process for energy projects and greenlight the approval of a pipeline in his home state of West Virginia. Those provisions had drawn opposition from both sides of the political aisle.
Still, the bill merely puts off for a few months the maneuvering that will be required after the midterm election to pass a massive government funding package, as negotiators will have to bridge their differences over spending on hot-button issues such as abortion, border security and climate change…
Full details at the link.