By Jim Campbell
January 22, 2018
Please book mark it or check in if you find your relation going south.
Once again the party of “No and Woe,” with no legislation that would actually help America and Americans has caved again.
No matter how they try to spin it. the short term government shut down will mean little if anything.
Does anyone in their right mind believe members of the military and their dependents won’t be receiving their rightful do?
As far as government employees being sent home, isn’t this a good thing?
Apparently they aren’t needed and if they are have their duties assigned to the private sector so the American Taxpayer will no longer be on the hook for their retirements and medical care.
Senate Democrats relinquished on the government shutdown Monday, agreeing to vote to reopen the government but insisting they’ll keep fighting for illegal immigrant “Dreamers” over the next weeks, with another shutdown deadline looming Feb. 8.
“I’m glad we’ve gotten past that,” Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said just ahead of a vote.
The vote to end the filibuster was 81-18, clearing the way for passage of the stopgap spending bill.
The House was expected to pass the bill later Monday, which would end the shutdown after three days.
The breakthrough came after Mr. McConnell said he would allow the Senate to conduct a freewheeling immigration debate in February, unless they come to a deal before then on how to handle the Dreamers.
Democrats touted that procedural commitment as a major victory, predicting they’ll emerge victorious from that immigration debate.
“The Republican majority now has 17 days to prevent the Dreamers from being deported,” said Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, who had led the Friday filibuster that created the shutdown, but said Monday he was flipping his vote and would now support reopening the government.
Republicans said they had always intended to have an immigration discussion, though Mr. McConnell’s promise of a full floor debate is perhaps more than the GOP had originally been willing to concede.
Senators pushing the debate said it’s a signal that President Trump has lost negotiating powers, and the Senate may pass a bill he disagrees with.
He said the debate would commence with a neutral bill and an open amendment process that allows every side of the debate to help craft the legislation.
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