BREAKING: McConnell blocks House bills to reopen government

JANUARY 10, 2019

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday blocked two House-passed funding bills that would reopen the federal government.

Sens. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), surrounded by roughly two dozen of their Senate Democratic colleagues, tried to get consent to bring up a bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through Feb. 8, as well as a separate package that would fund the remaining agencies without current-year appropriations through Sept. 30.

The article goes on to state the following:

But McConnell objected, arguing they would be “show votes” and saying that he and Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) made an “explicit commitment” to avoid such votes.

“The last thing we need to do right now is trade pointless — absolutely pointless — show votes back and forth across the aisle,” McConnell said.

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  1. Laurie Godfrey January 10th, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    Thank you, Mitch!!!!


  2. Beverly Asleson January 10th, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Quite stalling Nancy Pelosi it is Not Immoral -you are!!!


  3. Larry January 10th, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    Good 🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷


  4. Karen January 10th, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Thank you Mitch. Schumer and Pelosi are bedmates it’s morale.
    Wall isn’t morale.


  5. Jodi West January 10th, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Republicans need to hold firm and finally stand together!! This President wants to fix the immigration system and cut a fair deal for everyone including the dreamers! Finally a leader with a plan to include boarder safety , ending chain migration, vetting and setting some limits on who comes here and how they come!! This shut down Is about our President doing his job and keeping our country safe!! Pelosi and her gang are at war with our President so blinded by hate and fear of his success they cannot tell the difference any more between their wants and our countries needs and safety!! The Democratic Congress is littered with far left radicals , ignorant kids few who even know or understand the fundamental works, and constitutional powers of our President! What a mess!


  6. Kari Kay January 10th, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    Thank you, Mitch!!!


  7. Rhonda January 11th, 2019 at 12:29 am

    Thank you Mitch! Stay Strong! Build the Wall !!!


  8. Richard January 11th, 2019 at 8:10 am

    I did not think he had it in him to stand tough, just wonder how long it will last.


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