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house Bill H.R. 267

$71.4 Billion in FY2019 Funding For Transportation & Housing Programs

Argument in favor

This bill would fully fund the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development, which are currently affected by the shutdown, for through September to keep transportation and public housing programs operating.

Marilyn's Opinion
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01/10/2019
This president is a disgrace to his office. He has no feelings for anyone except himself. This is a disgraceful time for our country
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Evan's Opinion
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01/10/2019
There is no reason why the American people should be held hostage over a political dispute. No matter which side of the issue you fall on, this is a dangerous precedent that will encourage future Presidents and lawmakers to use the American people for leverage. Fund the government, then discuss political issues. The president, Congress, and the judiciary serve the American people not the other way around.
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kdspoon's Opinion
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01/10/2019
This should be passed, pay the people that are being forced to work for no pay.
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Argument opposed

While this bill may be bipartisan, it has no chance of becoming law unless a deal is struck on border security. Congress should focus on reaching an overarching funding compromise.

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01/10/2019
Negotiations need to happen on a wall first before we can reopen our government. The wall is priority number one. This President is actually doing what he promised unlike previous presidents. He is doing this country right.
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Anthony's Opinion
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01/10/2019
No. The priority set by the People is secure the Southern border. Fund the 5.7 B for border security before all else. No Politics...Do your job.Do the People work !
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Mike's Opinion
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01/11/2019
71.4 BILLION!!!!!!! How many walls can that fund??? This is ridiculous!!! We finally have a president that is keeping his promises and is being obstructed by this congress. KEEP THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN UNTIL FUNDING FOR THE WALL IS PROVIDED!!
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  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
      senate Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
  • The house Passed January 10th, 2019
    Roll Call Vote 244 Yea / 180 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedJanuary 8th, 2019

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    This president is a disgrace to his office. He has no feelings for anyone except himself. This is a disgraceful time for our country
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    Negotiations need to happen on a wall first before we can reopen our government. The wall is priority number one. This President is actually doing what he promised unlike previous presidents. He is doing this country right.
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    There is no reason why the American people should be held hostage over a political dispute. No matter which side of the issue you fall on, this is a dangerous precedent that will encourage future Presidents and lawmakers to use the American people for leverage. Fund the government, then discuss political issues. The president, Congress, and the judiciary serve the American people not the other way around.
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    This should be passed, pay the people that are being forced to work for no pay.
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    Fund the government. Top priority. We are in a disfunctional downward spiral in this Trump created disaster.
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    Every part of the government needs to re-opened. Period. Full stop.
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    Federal Employees need to get back to work. They need to be able to support their families.
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    Yep! Disconnect the DHS argument from the unrelated departments. Get the government open and stop holding nearly a million civil service personnel and their families hostage!
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    No. The priority set by the People is secure the Southern border. Fund the 5.7 B for border security before all else. No Politics...Do your job.Do the People work !
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    Good job Democrats. Do the People’s business. Mr. mcconnell, once again, do your job, have the vote and send bill up for signage or veto. Give trump the opportunity to perform his constitutional duty. If he doesn’t like the bill he can veto it. That’s the process, let it work. And yet again..... No wall. No wall. No wall.
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    Trump is a worthless scumbag using the government and federal employees lives to just inflate his own ego and congress do your jobs reopen the government and put trump in a prison where he belongs
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    Reopen all parts of the government and fund border security, but NOT the wall.
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    The wall represents a broken political promise from Trump. The promise was MEXICO was going to pay for the wall...now he wants American Taxpayers to LITERALLY pay for his broken promise. The wall is a dumb idea. John Fugelsang put it together nicely: “Here are a 20 quick points to remember the next time a loved one, neighbor, drinking buddy or co-worker tries to make you fear the "illegals." 1. If US politiicians really wanted undocumented immigration to end, they'd start locking up the Americans who hire them. The demand for undocumented labor would swiftly end. They never talk about that. There's a giant "Help Wanted" sign at our border and it's not coming down. 2. The majority of undocumented immigrants are people who overstay their visas, not illegal border crossings. Politicians don't talk about this. 3. Undocumented immigrants commit crimes at lower rates than US-born citizens. Legal immigrants also commit crimes at lower rates than US-born citizens. 4. Undocumented immigrants pay state, local & sales taxes. Over 11 billion in 2016. How undocumented immigrants pay taxes, explained They also pay billions into Social Security and Medicare. https://www.vox.com/2018/4/13/17229018/undocumented-immigrants-pay-taxes (And when legal immigrants arrive here as adults, we don't have to pay for their education & they can start paying into our Social Security system.) 5. President Ronald Reagan supported Amnesty (his word) and argued that open borders allow them return home when they're done working here. A Reagan Legacy: Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants As the nation's attention turns back to the fractured debate over immigration, it might be helpful to remember that in 1986, Ronald Reagan signed a sweeping immigration reform bill into law. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128303672 6. "Illegals" is a racist, dehumanizing, other-izing term. It's un-Christian and hypocritical - if you drive 56 in a 55 zone, aren't you an 'illegal' too? If you disagree, count how many other types of lawbreakers FOX News calls "illegals." 7. Trump is an illegal. $25 million for education fraud alone. And I don't really need to say this, but more to come. 8. Politicians don't try to punish people who give jobs to undocumented workers (driving down supply of jobs) bc fear of Central American & Mexican immigrants & asylum seekers gets massive votes & campaign donations. It's a racket. 9. From slavery to Chinese railroad workers to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory to today's overseas sweatshops, exploited labor by marginalized peoples has always propped up the US economy. Without 'illegals' you'd pay $40 for a salad. And I know, salads don't apply to Trump. 10. Trump hires undocumented workers. Going back to the 80s w/undocumented polish construction workers. The same people who exploit undocumented labor also exploit fear of the undocumented. You're being suckered by very rich hypocrites. 11. No national Democratic politicians have called for any legislation or policies that could ever lead to "Open Borders." This is important. Any politician or media figure who uses the term "open borders" is lying. The Bible calls that "bearing false witness." 12. They are never going to build a wall across thousands of miles of desert, rivers and forests, private and commercial property - while forcing Americans to give up their land under eminent domain law. Wall fans are arguing for big govt to seize private American property. 13. The wall will not stop undocumented immigration. Ladders and shovels are things that will still exist. As will America's giant "Help Wanted" sign. 14. People who support stealing migrant children are legally still allowed to call themselves Christian. They are not. 15. America has crumbling roads, bridges, a deliberately underfunded public school system, neglected infrastructure and an underfunded VA. A guy who's hired undocumented workers wants $5billion to keep undocumented workers from coming here for work. It's all a scam. 16. Trump promised his supporters that Mexico would pay for the wall. He promised you, #MAGA. Many times. Now he literally wants you to pay for his own broken promise. (And the majority of 2016 voters rejected it, 74 million total (HR & 3rd parties) vs. DT's 62 million) 17. The majority of Americans still oppose the wall. They know it's expensive, bigoted, stupid and won't work. The majority of Americans don't hate America. 18. Undocumented immigration has dropped to a 12-year low. There is no 'crisis' and you have been lied to: Undocumented immigrants in the U.S. drop to lowest level in 12 years The number of undocumented immigrants from Mexico continued to decline, while more came from Central America, according to the Pew Research Center https://www.cbsnews.com/news/undocumented-immigrants-in-united-states-drop-lowest-in-12-years-2018-11-28/ 19. Trump did not pay federal taxes for years and committed tax fraud to avoid paying the taxes that you paid, which he now seeks to misuse. Donald Trump Acknowledges Not Paying Federal Income Taxes for Years. The admission of using a loss to avoid future taxes came in response to a question at Sunday’s debate with Hillary Clinton. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/10/us/politics/donald-trump-taxes.html Seriously, we need to see Donald Trump’s tax returns Congress could produce them with a simple committee vote, but Republicans are covering for Trump. https://www.vox.com/2018/10/3/17932216/donald-trumps-tax-returns 20. Fear of "illegals" is a scam designed to get alarmed FOX news viewers to vote for an agenda centered on more tax cuts for very rich people, who don't need more tax cuts. Bonus #21. If you don't like our drug war refugees from Central American drug war violence seeking asylum in America then stop supporting the drug war. #maga”
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    Pass this so people are not being held hostage by not being able to buy a home with an FHA loan! Right now you cannot with the shutdown. Do not destroy the economy over a brainless power play meant to distract us from Russian Collusion in the Executive Branch.
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    Fund the government NOW. Stop the extortion NOW.
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    Trump isn't going to move on the wall and Democrats shouldn't give in to temper tantrums
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    Let’s move on bypassing the wall we don’t need.
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    71.4 BILLION!!!!!!! How many walls can that fund??? This is ridiculous!!! We finally have a president that is keeping his promises and is being obstructed by this congress. KEEP THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN UNTIL FUNDING FOR THE WALL IS PROVIDED!!
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    This is the right thing to do however it is probably a waste of time due to the moron in the White House who cares more about the stupid things that come out of his mouth then the people who are affected by his decision s.
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    Hardworking Americans are not getting paid, many of whom must still work during the shutdown. Reopen the government and shutdown this ridiculous idea for a wall that will do nothing to better secure the US. The people who are going unpaid do more to protect US security than this proposed wall would ever do. Convince the Senate to get the US back on track and pass these bills too!
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