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