by Countable | 1.11.19
“The last thing we need to do right now is trade pointless — absolutely pointless — show votes back and forth across the aisle,” McConnell said.
On January 3, the House passed two bills aimed at ending the shutdown:
On Wednesday, the House passed a bill to provide $23.6 Billion to Fund the Treasury, the Judiciary, Financial Regulators, and the Small Business Administration. (264)
On Thursday, the House passed:
Today, Friday, the House is expected to pass:
"I think that is one of the lamest excuses I've heard from somebody who has the power to bring the House-passed bills to keep the government open, and who has had no reluctance to use those powers to force a vote on eliminating the Affordable Care Act for millions of people," Hirono said.
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