Skip to comments.McConnell blocks bill to reopen most of government
Posted on 01/17/2019 3:49:03 PM PST by yesthatjallen
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked legislation on Thursday that would have reopened most of the federal government impacted by the partial shutdown.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) tried to get consent to take up a House-passed bill that would reopen all agencies except the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is at the center of the shutdown fight. But McConnell objected.
The Senate GOP leader didnt explain his objection from the Senate floor but he has warned for weeks that he will not bring up a government funding bill unless its the product of an agreement between congressional Democratic leadership and President Trump.
"The solution to this is a negotiation between the one person in the country who can sign something into law, the president of the United States, and our Democratic colleagues," McConnell said Tuesday when he blocked a House bill as well as a piece of legislation to fund DHS through Feb. 8.
Its marks the third time that McConnell has blocked House-passed government funding bills in the past two weeks.
Roughly a quarter of the government has been shut down since Dec. 22, forcing roughly 800,000 federal employees to work without pay or be furloughed.
Smart Move.................Keep it up!
Good. Keep the government shut down. Maybe now people will begin to see that most of this huge government is not needed at all.
That meanie McConnell. The Democrats expect that the Republican will surrender. That’s what they always do and the Democrats get their way.
McConnell must have been given his balls back. Bout time he showed up.
we have millions of illegals in the country now, do we have a government now? build the wall or lose the country
Their whole plan was to get the House AND senate to vote in favor of re-opening government, so Trump would be the only obstable remaining - which CNN and MSNBC would, of course, endlessly repeat ... so much for that “strategy”
Surely GOP Congressmen must appreciate what the influx of Mexican voters mean for their future? They can’t be that stupid can they?
[ But McConnell objected. ]
O.K. this isn’t from the Onion, right?
5 billion dollars for the wall, Democrats.
Nah, make that 10 billion dollars for the wall.
McConnell is not setting the President up to have to veto what the f***ing media will certainly call a “bipartisan” funding bill.
Thank you Senator McConnell!!!
Don’t let the Dems grind you down.
yes dilute what needs to happen until nothing happens in a diminishing spiral of loss..that’s where we have been, so yes all are with head in sand except the seal the borders bunch
Trump is making idiots out of the MS Media. They are sounding more and more stupid as time goes on.
Another DOA Democrat House bill.
They keep playing silly political games knowing their legislation will never reach the Presidents desk.
Trump should tell them the longer they have the shutdown the more money he will ask for. Make it something like a billion a week!
Just to twist the knife in their gut.
When it fact this is a Rat gimmick. That FAILED.
The wall needs to be built. But most of these government bureaucrats are just leeches. And this shutdown proves they are not missed. This is a form of welfare for government bureaucrats and gov funded university professors who are just Marxist traitors on welfare(government grants and funding). They don't do any thing except create propaganda like global warming studies.
Cocaine Mitch is just keeping it real.
Reid did the same thing, for the same reason, for Onama.
The Hill had only praise for Reid...
Go for it, Cocaine Mitch, weve got your back!!!!
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