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House passes bill to reopen some agencies shut down in wall fight
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: January 11, 2019 01:29PM
Turned down by Trump and his GOP who would rather see the government shut down.

House passes bill to reopen some agencies shut down in wall fight
[www.reuters.com]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday to restore funding for some federal agencies that have been shut down by a fight with President Donald Trump over border wall funding, as an estimated 800,000 government workers, from tax collectors to FBI agents, missed their first paycheck.

But a full resumption of government operations at those agencies did not appear in sight. The Senate adjourned for the weekend without taking action, and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has said he will not bring the House bill up for a vote. Republicans who control the Senate have so far stood with Trump and insisted that any spending bills include money for his wall.

The House bill, which passed 240-179 with only 10 Republicans supporting it, would restore funding for the Interior Department and the Environmental Protection Agency, two of the agencies that have been without funding since Dec. 22 amid the standoff over the proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The $35.9 billion bill provides $6 billion more than Trump requested.
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Re: House passes bill to reopen some agencies shut down in wall fight
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: January 11, 2019 02:00PM
Senate refuses to even talk about it, takes weekend off triumphantly.
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Re: House passes bill to reopen some agencies shut down in wall fight
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: January 11, 2019 05:06PM
They need 290 votes to override a veto.



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Re: House passes bill to reopen some agencies shut down in wall fight
Posted by: Speedy
Date: January 11, 2019 05:44PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
They need 290 votes to override a veto.

Which is totally irrelevant.



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Re: House passes bill to reopen some agencies shut down in wall fight
Posted by: deckeda
Date: January 11, 2019 06:00PM
I’d like to hear Pelosi publically remind the nation —- repeatedly —- that the Senate has already agreed to a spending bill last month, until they didn’t when their boss told them not to do their jobs.
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