Crowd Chants for Spending Plan From Bleachers at Congressional Baseball Game

Members of the crowd at the Congressional Baseball Game in Washington on September 29 were heard urging Democrats to “hold the line” on their spending plans as a potential government shutdown loomed.

Video posted by The People’s Watch shows a crowd chanting and holding signs calling for a $3.5 trillion Democratic spending plan to be approved.

The annual charity game at Nationals Park saw lawmakers from both side of the aisle face off, with the Republicans enjoying a narrow 13-12 win. President Joe Biden was seen at the game talking with lawmakers, speaking on the phone, and handing out ice cream.

There were hopes that a deadlock on Capitol Hill could be averted, at least temporarily, on September 30, according to the Washington Post, with a vote to be held on “a short-term spending bill that would fund the government into early December.”

A separate vote on the debt ceiling would be needed before October 18. Credit: The People’s Watch via Storyful

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