Skip to comments.House to Pass Bills to Reopen National Parks, VA
Posted on 10/01/2013 11:15:50 AM PDT by 11th_VA
Republicans say the GOP-controlled House intends to pass legislation to reopen portions of the government, including national parks and processing of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The House would also allow the government of Washington, D.C. to use its own taxpayer funds to provide services like garbage pickup, as well as keep D.C. employees on the job.
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Wonder if Reid will go along with this. Imaging two weeks from now House passes bill allowing treasury to pay interest on bonds, and Reid tables the bill ... Hmmmm . who get’s blamed then ?
Oct 1 (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans are set to pass three targeted funding bills on Tuesday to reopen programs for veterans and shuttered federal parks, and restore funds for the District of Columbia, Representative Peter King said.
King said following a Republican caucus meeting that the measures would provide some relief from the effects of the government shutdown that began after midnight.
The measures also encourage Democrats to join negotiations to fully end the shutdown and craft a broader fiscal deal that includes raising the debt limit, he said.
This could be a really good strategy. Open up everything piecemeal and make the dems veto each thing on an individual basis.
The RATS won’t go along. Back in ‘95, Bildo Klintoon took time out from Snapping Thong Pizza Delivery services to refuse to allow national parks to reopen under state control. They will do everything they can, just as they did with the meager sequester, to inflict the most pain.
Keep the EPA shutdown.
>> This is different than 95 because people can get their information from other than the MSM.
This really is Gettysburg for this country. The winner of this fight will set precedent going forward for the next generation how Gov't is funded in this country. The RATs know this, and will fight to the death...
The IRS is open to processing payments but not refunds. Can they slip in a law to reverse that?
This is what Ted Cruz suggested...hopefully Boohoo Boehner will do just that.
It’s all the Republicans’ fault, for proposing such a bill before the MSM could record some sob stories, rather than in reaction to the stories. Therefore, I had to table the bill, so that the Republicans could have a chance to look mean and inflexible;-?
“They will do everything they can, just as they did with the meager sequester, to inflict the most pain.”
In Ohio if a school levy fails, the first things they cut are football, band, other athletics, other extra curricular, pretty much in that order and they keep them cut until the public squeals uncle and votes for higher taxes.
They totally should not allow DC to pick up trash.
Great until this sentence.
Because they have more balls than anyone else in DC! Always have and always will! Today we have a bunch of sissified ‘men’ and wack job feminists trying to decide how to pay the bills (they spent) of a broke country. SAD!
As another FReeper stated,
piecemeal fund all Article I, Section 8 functions of the government,
citing the clause that justifies each expenditure.
Yes, that’s the idea... Pass a bill to open this or that agency BUT NOT OBAMACARE.
Fund the government piece by piece. Then leave the IRS, EPA, and DOJ unfunded.
The House Repubs can “a la carte” the few needed gov’t offices that they WANT funded and then send the bills to the bratty GimmeDats (aka democrats) in the Senate and then we’ll see who are the true “obstructionists!!”
This is really brilliant.
Good strategy, but somehow I think the Senate will reject it and call the House anarchists, for make-believe reasons.
Most people will go along with that, when they hear it on Good Morning America.
That’s the way to do it!
I'll bet not. If he does, he'll get an avalanche of small bills from the House designed to lessen the pain of the "shutdown," and that's the last thing the ol' coot wants.
From your lips to God's ears.
“Because of the federal government shutdown, all national parks are closed and National Park Service webpages are not operating.”
I found that at the first page of the national park website. Then it automatically clicked over to working webpages. Just another government lie.
No illegals can cross over through Big Bend National Park and can’t tend their federal land marijuana fields but worst of all Yogi Bear will starve without picnic baskets. Where’s the outrage?
How does DC take itself out?
Sorry, meant to say, “Way to do your JOB”
I read something to this effect yesterday and AGREE... VOTE it back piecemeal!!!!!!!!!!! HEAR YE HEAR YE ....BOHENER!! GREAT SUGGESTION HERE!!!!!!....
keep it up house. hope reid gives us at least a blessed month. the longer the shutdown goes, the greater our leverage.
Selective funding will only work for items that are easily understood and widely supported by the public. Reid will only act if he is shamed into it, as with the military and now with national parks. Forget discussing Article 1, Section 8 or shutting down, say, Justice. Stick to high-visibility mom and apple pie items.
I just heard the top of the hour ABC News brief on the radio, where Vic Rattner said that the Senate rejected another House bill without saying anything about what the House bill was.
They don't want their listeners to find out how reasonable the House bills are, or how unreasonable Harry Reid is becoming, they just want people to know that the Senate is rejecting House bills.
THAT is what freedom and courage looks like! God bless the Greatest Generation.
Then they’ll get the blame for “keeping school kids, retirees, foreign tourists and everyday Americans” out of OUR parks, and national monuments (just look what happened with the Veterans at the WWII Memorial!)?
The house should send one of their many budget bills back to the senate and offer a clean CR... once the Senate passes the budget...
Of course, the budget wouldn’t fund Obamacare.
“Selective funding will only work for items that are easily understood and widely supported by the public. Reid will only act if he is shamed into it, as with the military and now with national parks. Forget discussing Article 1, Section 8 or shutting down, say, Justice. Stick to high-visibility mom and apple pie items.”
Well then he’ll be blamed FOR KEEPING AMERICANS OUT OF OUR N’TNL PARKS, (and so on with each ~necessary~ and popular provision of the Federal Government)!
Sen. Harkin was apparently there. Was on the phone trying to phone the secretary of Interior to no avail. What a joke. Just open the gates and turn on the fountains. Rep. Steve King was there to help open the gates.
But if Obama said Obamacare is already funded and he doesn’t need those annoying Republicans, what’s the big deal?
Just let them pass with a defunded Obamacare, why should he be worried about it?
The cockroach lobby just called, they demand you quit using that image that associates them with Harry Reid!!
Why? Now is the time to privatize the national parks.
...our blood, sweat, tears, sacrifice, dedication, honor DID!!!
Tell the cockroach lobby to sue me.
Looks like the plan is to piece meal it all....hope they take their time..this will continue to flush out the Dems , Reid and Obama....
Michelle Bachman and several other congressmen cut the police tape so that the Vets could enter. Video on The BLaze
“the first things they cut are football, band, other athletics, other extra curricular, pretty much in that order and they keep them cut until the public squeals uncle and votes for higher taxes.”
Those things shouldn’t be paid for by taxes anyway...
Mount Vernon is probably open as it too is privately operated. So there are two great options.
The storm troopers on the front line for the democrats are the reporters of the mainstream media . reporters are democrats just posing as reporters in order to advance socialism/democrats.