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Congress moves to blunt Trump's shutdown threat
American Thinker ^ | 08/02/2018 | Rick Moran

Posted on 08/02/2018 7:22:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

It's amazing how the prospect of being hung concentrates the mind wonderfully.

Congress, facing a serious threat from Donald Trump to shut down the government if he doesn't get funding for border security, including his wall, is working to mitigate that threat by passing spending bills in advance of the September 30 deadline.

Washington Times:

Congress is taking big strides to defuse President Trump’s shutdown threat, working to pass as many spending bills as possible before next month’s deadline so most of the government will remain open no matter what Mr. Trumpdemands on border security.

On Wednesday, the Senate cleared a $154 billion package that funds the Food and Drug Administration, the IRS and other programs for 2019. Senators now have passed seven of the 12 bills needed to keep the government open. The House has passed six.

Those measures still need to be reconciled in a conference committee, but lawmakers are pushing to have as many as nine bills completed before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, putting those operations on firm footing and outside the reach of a government shutdown.

“This is actually the way this work is supposed to be done,” said Sen. Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican. “It’s supposed to be done before the 30th of September. It’s supposed to be done in smaller packages where members have a chance to debate the amendments on the floor, and we’re doing that.”

It has been years since Congress passed even one of the dozen bills on time, and Democrats and Republicans are intent on doing better this year to avoid an election-eve shutdown showdown.

Politicians, being generally cautious critters, don't want to take the chance that voters would blame them for even a partial shutdown.

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 115th; congress; federalspending; shutdown; speakerryan; thewall

1 posted on 08/02/2018 7:22:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Start vetoing NOW, Mr. President.


2 posted on 08/02/2018 7:22:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

Which one will include the whole bill for the wall?

I would only sign that one first.


3 posted on 08/02/2018 7:25:01 AM PDT by Tenacious 1
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To: SeekAndFind

Shut it down.


4 posted on 08/02/2018 7:25:37 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle ( The Great Wall of Trump ---- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t forget, the Democrats want to make the wall an election issue. November is not far beyond September. And the democrats love government shutdowns, especially with Republicans in control.

If Trump plays this right, he can help the November turnout on our side. But he will have to be 3 moves ahead again.


5 posted on 08/02/2018 7:26:53 AM PDT by Tenacious 1
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To: SeekAndFind

Weasley cowards

Just give him the money to build the wall already


6 posted on 08/02/2018 7:33:29 AM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Seconded!


7 posted on 08/02/2018 7:37:21 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

This headline is silly. Congress is, surprisingly, doing what they’re supposed to do. This is not a cr, these are appropriations bills. They have bowed to Trump’s threat of never again signing an omnibus bill with military spending migaled with tranny bathroom spending. He can accept the military spending in one appropriations bill and kill the tranny bathroom spending in another. This actually gives Trump a better hand. He could hold be up appropriations for dhs (I don’t know the actual 12 appropriations) without impaction any other part of the government and this would but the focus squarely on the issue under Contention. This means Dems don’t get to make it about Granny’s social security check. I say, well done


8 posted on 08/02/2018 7:40:08 AM PDT by wiseprince
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To: SeekAndFind

You mean... Congress has started to fulfill its constitutional duty again? In reaction to President Trump?


9 posted on 08/02/2018 7:42:52 AM PDT by sitetest (No longer mostly dead.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hanged. The word is “hanged”.


10 posted on 08/02/2018 7:47:02 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (President Trump divides Americans . . . from anti-Americans.)
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To: wiseprince

Thank you for that explanation. I am reserving comment until I understand this issue better.


11 posted on 08/02/2018 7:48:13 AM PDT by mrsmel (I won’t be reconstructed and I do not give a damn)
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If the left wants to make the building of the wall an election issue... again, and send it to the people in November, let’s do that. They’ll get smoked.


12 posted on 08/02/2018 7:48:35 AM PDT by USCG SimTech
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To: SeekAndFind

The headline is not correct. Both houses have already passed bills for the wall but haven’t agreed on how much. My guess is that the President will hold out on signing away enough spending to put some pressure on them and will probably do plenty more to upset their delicate sensitivities in the meantime.

He’s doing fine.


13 posted on 08/02/2018 7:59:11 AM PDT by familyop ("Welcome to Costco. I love you." - -Costco greeter in the movie, "Idiocracy")
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To: Tenacious 1

‘Nuther thing!
What became of that “Take The Oil” thingy?????
GyG@PlanetWTF?
TRUMP.45!IF? We Can Keep Him?????
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


14 posted on 08/02/2018 7:59:56 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Congress, facing a serious threat from Donald Trump to shut down the government if he doesn’t get funding for border security, including his wall, is working to mitigate that threat by passing spending bills in advance of the September 30 deadline.”

could be that was the whole point of Trump’s tweet in the first place: to get Congress moving ...


15 posted on 08/02/2018 8:15:15 AM PDT by catnipman ((Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!))
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To: SeekAndFind

Pictures are hung. People are hanged.


16 posted on 08/02/2018 8:23:03 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
"Hanged. The word is 'hanged'."

In school, we were taught that "clothes are hung and people are hanged -- so you'd better behave."

17 posted on 08/02/2018 8:26:34 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Trump is fixing the world's problems just to distract us from Russia.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like #winning


18 posted on 08/02/2018 8:31:02 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (#DeplorableMe #BitterClinger #HillNO! #cishet #MyPresident #MAGA #Winning #covfefe)
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To: SeekAndFind

Speaking as one who is “hung”, I think you mean “hanged”!


19 posted on 08/02/2018 9:13:07 AM PDT by fortes fortuna juvat ( I would propound that that RT AmeriObama's legacy to the USA: A Criminalized Department of Justice.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Do you remember the last shutdown? In 2013, Ted Cruz filibustered Obamacare funding, and we had a shutdown.

The RINOs, Rovians, and the rest of the GOPe all warned that this would destroy the Republicans chances to take the Senate and they would probably lose the House.

So what happened? The Republicans made small gains in the House and won 9 seats to take the Senate.

Now, the Establishment types are out warning that the Republicans will lose Congress if there is a shutdown. My bet is that it ends up about like the last one.


20 posted on 08/06/2018 5:54:03 PM PDT by TBP (Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.)
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