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    GOP senator objects to budget conference committee

    oh boy.

    GOP senator objects to budget conference committee - The Hill's Floor Action

    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) objected Wednesday to a Democratic proposal to fund the government and form a budget conference committee.

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) offered Republicans an opportunity to go to conference on a budget after the House passes the Senate continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through Nov. 15.

    “Speaker [John] Boehner can end this legislative shutdown today,” Reid said. “We’re saying we’ll go to conference on anything you want to go to conference on.”

    The government has been shut down since midnight Tuesday because lawmakers can’t agree on a CR to fund the government. House Republicans have tried to attach riders to defund and delay ObamaCare, but Senate Democrats have said they would only accept a “clean” CR.

    This was the 19th time Senate Democrats have asked to form a budget conference committee.

    “I am so disappointed that the Republicans are saying 'hold the country hostage' and that’s the place we’re left in,” said Murray, who serves as chairwoman of the Senate Budget Committee.

    Toomey pointed out that Democrats rejected an offer from the House to form a conference committee on the CR. Democrats objected, saying because the government was already shut down, a conference on the CR would be like “negotiating with a gun to our head.”

    “Let’s go to conference immediately as the House has requested so we can open the government,” Toomey said. “Let’s try to break the impasse by going to conference.”
    okay i thought republicans wanted to have a conference committee. well the senate just offered to give the house their conference committee, but only without the government shutdown hanging over them like a gallows.

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    Re: GOP senator objects to budget conference committee

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    oh boy.

    GOP senator objects to budget conference committee - The Hill's Floor Action



    okay i thought republicans wanted to have a conference committee. well the senate just offered to give the house their conference committee, but only without the government shutdown hanging over them like a gallows.
    Perhaps I'm missing something here. To what end would it be wise for House Republicans to agree to lift the government shutdown and go to conference with Senate Democrats to fund the budget? Didn't the Democrats have this opportunity weeks ago, prior to the shutdown taking place, when Republicans passed any number of other budget resolutions that Harry Reid and the Senate refused to vote on?

    Sounds like a political game designed to suck in the gullible - It's apparently working with some, based on the appearance of this OP.
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    Re: GOP senator objects to budget conference committee

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Perhaps I'm missing something here. To what end would it be wise for House Republicans to agree to lift the government shutdown and go to conference with Senate Democrats to fund the budget? Didn't the Democrats have this opportunity weeks ago, prior to the shutdown taking place, when Republicans passed any number of other budget resolutions that Harry Reid and the Senate refused to vote on?

    Sounds like a political game designed to suck in the gullible - It's apparently working with some, based on the appearance of this OP.
    It's a typical Dem tactic. "Give us what we want for six weeks so we can hammer you in the press"...

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    Re: GOP senator objects to budget conference committee

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Perhaps I'm missing something here. To what end would it be wise for House Republicans to agree to lift the government shutdown and go to conference with Senate Democrats to fund the budget? Didn't the Democrats have this opportunity weeks ago, prior to the shutdown taking place, when Republicans passed any number of other budget resolutions that Harry Reid and the Senate refused to vote on?

    Sounds like a political game designed to suck in the gullible - It's apparently working with some, based on the appearance of this OP.
    the senate had passed a budget back in march, and this the 19th time senate democrats offer of a conference committee have been rejected. ending the government shutdown is what counts at the moment.

    besides the conference committee toomey wants is the one that would only fund the government for six to ten weeks, and then this same government shutdown sideshow will happen all over again i bet.

    we should not be governing from crisis to crisis. just fund the government with a clean c.r, then resolve the budget problems in conference committee.
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    Re: GOP senator objects to budget conference committee

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    It's a typical Dem tactic. "Give us what we want for six weeks so we can hammer you in the press"...

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    Re: GOP senator objects to budget conference committee

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    the senate had passed a budget back in march, and this the 19th time senate democrats offer of a conference committee have been rejected. besides ending the government shutdown is what counts at the moment.
    The Senate has not passed a budget resolution, much less any appropriation bills sent by the House. If you have evidence to the contrary, please provide a link...
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    Re: GOP senator objects to budget conference committee

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    the senate had passed a budget back in march, and this the 19th time senate democrats offer of a conference committee have been rejected. besides ending the government shutdown is what counts at the moment.
    You've stated the obvious, but not given a rationale for why Republicans would now be wise to lift the shutdown in order to conference with Senate Democrats. Perhaps you believe in the Obama method of negotiation, where you threaten and threaten and then back down when the rubber hits the road. It's been a disasterous strategy for Obama so why should Republicans take it up?

    Republicans have two options now - either stand by the principles they were voted in to represent or cave in and simply vote in favor of what the White House and Democrats want. I hope they retain a backbone and stick to principles. If they do, over time, the blame will flip over to Obama and people will question why everyone else can get a delay in Obamacare implementation but the average citizen can't.
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    Re: GOP senator objects to budget conference committee

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    The Senate has not passed a budget resolution, much less any appropriation bills sent by the House. If you have evidence to the contrary, please provide a link...
    i will go one better, here are two.

    Senate passes Democratic budget plan


    S.Con.Res. 8: An original concurrent resolution setting forth the congressional budget for the United States Government for fiscal year 2014, ... -- GovTrack.us

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    Re: GOP senator objects to budget conference committee

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    You've stated the obvious, but not given a rationale for why Republicans would now be wise to lift the shutdown in order to conference with Senate Democrats. Perhaps you believe in the Obama method of negotiation, where you threaten and threaten and then back down when the rubber hits the road. It's been a disasterous strategy for Obama so why should Republicans take it up?

    Republicans have two options now - either stand by the principles they were voted in to represent or cave in and simply vote in favor of what the White House and Democrats want. I hope they retain a backbone and stick to principles. If they do, over time, the blame will flip over to Obama and people will question why everyone else can get a delay in Obamacare implementation but the average citizen can't.
    maybe because the individual mandate is the only guarantee in actually funding the affordable care act?

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    Re: GOP senator objects to budget conference committee

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    maybe because the individual mandate is the only guarantee in actually funding the affordable care act?
    ..and that is just one of the many pretty obvious ways you know this law is crap.

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