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    Default McConnnels head comes out of it's turtle shell: BLOCKS HOUSE BILLS TO ROPEN GOVT!!

    Has anyone heard from this prick in DAYS? I'm assuming he even BLOCKED the partial reopening portions of bills. He thinks they are 'SHOW VOTES'. Reopening Homeland Security is a show?

    McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government
    BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 01/10/19 11:27 AM EST 4,685
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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday blocked two House-passed funding bills that would reopen the federal government.
    Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), surrounded by roughly two dozen of their Senate Democratic colleagues, tried to get consent to bring up a bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through Feb. 8, as well as a separate package that would fund the remaining agencies without current-year appropriations through Sept. 30.

    But McConnell objected, arguing they would be “show votes” and saying that he and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) made an "explicit commitment" to avoid such votes.

    “The last thing we need to do right now is trade pointless — absolutely pointless — show votes back and forth across the aisle,” McConnell said.
    Under Senate rules, any senator can try to force a vote or pass a bill, but any one senator can block them.

    The attempt by Democrats to pass the House bills comes as the partial government shutdown, which is impacting roughly a quarter of the federal government and is in its 20th day, is poised to break a record this weekend as the longest shutdown ever.


    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/424730-mcconnell-blocks-house-bills-to-reopen-government



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    Didn't the House pass a bill in late 2018 that would have funded the government only to have it shot down in the Senate via a Democratic filibuster?

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    Like I said to whomever thought a few republican senators being open to compromise, the Majority Leader can essentially block anything in the Senate. senate rules and House riles are very different.

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    "show votes" means POTUS will not sign them even if Senate were to pass them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirthinksalot View Post
    Didn't the House pass a bill in late 2018 that would have funded the government only to have it shot down in the Senate via a Democratic filibuster?
    YES!! Late late 2018? Yes. Same wall demand was in it. Or are you talking about the HOUSE SENATE BILL that said YES AND TRUMP SAID NO? Which?

    Government shutdown begins as talks falter over Trump’s border wall

    Roughly 800,000 federal employees are affected by the shutdown, and hundreds of thousands of them could face furloughs over Christmas week if a deal isn't reached quickly.

    By JOHN BRESNAHAN, BURGESS EVERETT and SARAH FERRIS
    12/21/2018 08:45 AM EST
    Updated 12/22/2018 12:00 AM EST


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    Federal departments shut down on midnight Friday after a last round of negotiations between the White House and congressional leaders failed to break the impasse over funding President Donald Trump's border wall.

    "I respect the office that HE holds and the agencies of government that he appoints to —I think I respect them more than HE does."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Centerleftfl View Post
    Has anyone heard from this prick in DAYS? I'm assuming he even BLOCKED the partial reopening portions of bills. He thinks they are 'SHOW VOTES'. Reopening Homeland Security is a show?

    McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government
    BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 01/10/19 11:27 AM EST 4,685
    107,505

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday blocked two House-passed funding bills that would reopen the federal government.
    Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), surrounded by roughly two dozen of their Senate Democratic colleagues, tried to get consent to bring up a bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through Feb. 8, as well as a separate package that would fund the remaining agencies without current-year appropriations through Sept. 30.

    But McConnell objected, arguing they would be “show votes” and saying that he and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) made an "explicit commitment" to avoid such votes.

    “The last thing we need to do right now is trade pointless — absolutely pointless — show votes back and forth across the aisle,” McConnell said.
    Under Senate rules, any senator can try to force a vote or pass a bill, but any one senator can block them.

    The attempt by Democrats to pass the House bills comes as the partial government shutdown, which is impacting roughly a quarter of the federal government and is in its 20th day, is poised to break a record this weekend as the longest shutdown ever.


    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/424730-mcconnell-blocks-house-bills-to-reopen-government


    Be nice if we didn't hear from a prick like you for a few days, or years!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Centerleftfl View Post
    Has anyone heard from this prick in DAYS? I'm assuming he even BLOCKED the partial reopening portions of bills. He thinks they are 'SHOW VOTES'. Reopening Homeland Security is a show?

    McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government
    Well these guys are after all, typical of his Kentucky constituency....



    This is who he's pandering to in order to keep his job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noise View Post
    "show votes" means POTUS will not sign them even if Senate were to pass them
    So if THEY want it, make TRUMP veto it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Havana Moon View Post
    Be nice if we didn't hear from a prick like you for a few days, or years!!
    I'm not the only prick here. It is not PARTY specific. Remember Mc Connell is loaded --HIS WIFE IS RICH. He's got his, fuck you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Centerleftfl View Post
    I'm not the only prick here. It is not PARTY specific. Remember Mc Connell is loaded --HIS WIFE IS RICH. He's got his, fuck you.
    So is Pelosi

    She has walls and everything

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