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    McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government

    McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government

    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.

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    I am sure someone will come along and explain why it is the dems fault that McConnell is blocking these bills.
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    Re: McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I am sure someone will come along and explain why it is the dems fault that McConnell is blocking these bills.
    This is wonderful news. Even the rhinos are now backing President Trump. You liberals had your chance at dialogue.

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    Rhinos... Lol

    Anyway Mitch is afraid if they come up for a vote, they will pass.
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    Re: McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I am sure someone will come along and explain why it is the dems fault that McConnell is blocking these bills.
    It's fun to watch the democrats flail around aimlessly. One stupid gimmick after another.
    Thanks Senator McConnell for holding the line!!
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    It's fun to watch the democrats flail around aimlessly. One stupid gimmick after another.
    Thanks Senator McConnell for holding the line!!
    The majority of the country doesn't want a wall, doesn't want a shutdown and blames Republicans and Trump for this shutdown. Having failed to make a compelling argument to the nation in support of a wall, Trump is resorting to the possibility of having the military seize private property by force.

    That's called "losing the public debate."

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    Oh my.... Dreaming all kinds of evil intent on president Trump's part are we?
    I read a post like this and just laugh it off. The country supports securing our southern border.
    Of course MSM will tell us different. Didn't they tell us President Trump would never be?
    Trump will beat you and that scares the left to death!!
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    Re: McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    The majority of the country doesn't want a wall, doesn't want a shutdown and blames Republicans and Trump for this shutdown. Having failed to make a compelling argument to the nation in support of a wall, Trump is resorting to the possibility of having the military seize private property by force.

    That's called "losing the public debate."
    As long as the boy-king can retire to his big empty bed with his pile of Big Macs and see Fox praise him, this will continue.

    I'd expect anyone who can will leave gov. in search of a better gig. That will cost them the people who are actually good.
    Maybe they like Trump because they're like Trump.
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    Re: McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government

    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense 1 View Post
    Oh my.... Dreaming all kinds of evil intent on president Trump's part are we?
    I read a post like this and just laugh it off. The country supports securing our southern border.
    Of course MSM will tell us different. Didn't they tell us President Trump would never be?
    Trump will beat you and that scares the left to death!!

    ....if only there was evidence of any intent, evil or otherwise!
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    Re: McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I am sure someone will come along and explain why it is the dems fault that McConnell is blocking these bills.
    The Republicans won't compromise to reopen the government. They want to keep the shutdown going for partisan, political reasons.

    lol
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    Re: McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I am sure someone will come along and explain why it is the dems fault that McConnell is blocking these bills.
    What's the point in bringing a bill to the floor does not even have a simple majority let alone the 60 needed

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