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House Cancels Votes Amid George H.W. Bush Tributes, Delaying Border Wall Funding Showdown

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by Countable | 12.3.18

With the nation mourning the death of 41st President George H.W. Bush, a political battle over border wall funding that could trigger a partial government shutdown will be put on hold as the House has canceled all recorded votes for the week.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced the cancellation on Monday, and a two-week extension of government funding for the agencies that would be impacted by a shutdown is expected to pass through both the House and Senate unanimously. That will set up a showdown over agencies comprising roughly 30% of the federal government’s $1.3 trillion with a new deadline of December 21st.

Earlier in the day, the Senate announced a delay of its votes on several nominations until Wednesday at the earliest to allow the former president to lie in state at the Capitol without congressional business occurring. It’s not yet clear if those votes will be postponed further.

— Eric Revell

(Photo Credit: U.S. Navy / Public Domain)

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  • Beth
    12/03/2018
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    We don’t need the damn wall, if trump wants a wall so bad set up a Go Fund me account and let his supporters pay for it, Or maybe his buddy Putin could help.

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  • Jeffdavis1969
    Voted Happy
    12/03/2018
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    Keep pushing it back until the next Congress. The Democrats will have a much bigger influence then.

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  • JayinNC
    Voted Sad
    12/03/2018
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    You better NOT pass the boarder wall funding it is not worth it as you all have increased the National Debt 2.3 $ trillion dollars in 2 years!! And you call your selves conservatives. Don’t listen to trump my god he has filed bankruptcy, what 5 times???

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  • 1958FRO
    Voted Apathetic
    12/03/2018
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    I'm neutral not because of the tributes for President Bush, but because the wall is unnecessary, and Trump can pay for it himself since he's a self-proclaimed billionaire.

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  • Barb
    12/03/2018
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    No $$$$$$$ for a border wall. How about money for infrastructure? Dental for the poor? Health insurance for everyone? College for everyone? Border wall is beyond idiotic.

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  • Robert
    Voted Happy
    12/03/2018
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    Would George ever build a wall? NEGATORY

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  • egeannie
    Voted Sad
    12/03/2018
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    Absolutely NO reason to delay the vote. Both can be done. It’s just another excuse, delay until you can’t make it happen and then you can blame not having enough time. AMERICA WANTS THE WALL!!! NOW!

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  • Trace
    Voted Apathetic
    12/03/2018
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    Border wall funding needs to get done this is why we elected Trump.

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  • Rick
    Voted Happy
    12/03/2018
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    The wall is ineffective, a waste of money and will not be effective.

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  • Anita
    Voted Happy
    12/03/2018
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    Walls keep people in as well as keeping people out. We need roads & bridges, not walls.

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  • Kaycek1
    Voted Happy
    12/03/2018
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    We don't need a wall. Delay the vote indefinitely! Instead focus on education and Veteran support.

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  • KansasTamale
    Voted Happy
    12/03/2018
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    Delaying the voting on the border wall is marvelous. More than 70% of the people in the United States do NOT WANT THAT WALL. TRUMP SAID MEXICO was going TO PAY for it, so get the money from Mexico. Delaying the vote on other things is fine. George WH Bush was the LAST REAL REPUBLICAN, a kind considerate great President. BUSH 2, however, was a liar and faked the WMDs in Iraq. He started a war we’re still in 18 years later. Sad & disgraceful.

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  • Stickyfingers
    Voted Sad
    12/03/2018
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    We need a Wall to protect our sovereignty and our children from the opioid epidemic.

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  • FieryFierce
    Voted Happy
    12/03/2018
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    Being respectful, compassionate and considerate should be a cornerstone of every person in knowing when to stop business and to show you care about others is admirable.

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  • Mark
    Voted Sad
    12/04/2018
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    How sad it would be that the last act of President George HW Bush was to destroy our nation, by providing an excuse for our in the pockets of globalists legislators to not fully fund our southern border wall? Because they had tributes to prep for? You cannot do both? Walk and chew gum much?

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  • Ellen
    Voted Happy
    12/03/2018
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    President Bush needs to be honored as a great public servant. An added benefit is stopping the madness regarding #45’s pet project.

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  • Danny
    Voted Happy
    12/03/2018
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    this border wall is simply trump bait for his hate filled racist supporters if they want a wall let them pay for it after all trump said no less than 1000 times who is going to pay for wall Mexico since he is lying about it the taxpayers certainly should not have to pay for it

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  • Alexis
    Voted Happy
    12/03/2018
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    I do not want this wall and I am appalled that this was allowed to happen. It is a waste of time and money. Throughout human history civilizations have build large boarder walls like the Great Wall of China or the Berlin Wall and they do not work. I’d rather my elective officials work to fix the real problem rather then make life more difficult as it already is.

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  • Lori
    Voted Sad
    12/03/2018
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    The government shouldn’t cease to conduct business the whole week, just the day of the funeral. The politicians are still being paid, after all. These “funeral weeks” are getting ridiculous. They are used as an excuse to delay and avoid doing what needs to be done.

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  • Pandora
    12/04/2018
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    $116 billion per year for all the illegal immigrants already in our country using free housing, medical care, food and free education. Any person with 1/2 a brain would bring to a halt all the freebies for all of them and also build the wall so it does not continue.

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