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House to Pass Bills to Reopen National Parks, VA
AP ^ | October 1, 2013 | ANDREW TAYLOR

Posted on 10/01/2013 11:15:50 AM PDT by 11th_VA

Republicans say the GOP-controlled House intends to pass legislation to reopen portions of the government, including national parks and processing of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The House would also allow the government of Washington, D.C. to use its own taxpayer funds to provide services like garbage pickup, as well as keep D.C. employees on the job.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 113th; barrycades; federalspending; gop; operationwhipcracker; shutdown; virginia
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1 posted on 10/01/2013 11:15:50 AM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

Wonder if Reid will go along with this. Imaging two weeks from now House passes bill allowing treasury to pay interest on bonds, and Reid tables the bill ... Hmmmm . who get’s blamed then ?


2 posted on 10/01/2013 11:17:26 AM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: 11th_VA

Oct 1 (Reuters) - U.S. House Republicans are set to pass three targeted funding bills on Tuesday to reopen programs for veterans and shuttered federal parks, and restore funds for the District of Columbia, Representative Peter King said.

King said following a Republican caucus meeting that the measures would provide some relief from the effects of the government shutdown that began after midnight.

The measures also encourage Democrats to join negotiations to fully end the shutdown and craft a broader fiscal deal that includes raising the debt limit, he said.


3 posted on 10/01/2013 11:19:11 AM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: 11th_VA
TheRealHarryReid photo cockroachharry.jpg

Cockroaches are vermin who scurry from the light....
4 posted on 10/01/2013 11:20:42 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: 11th_VA

This could be a really good strategy. Open up everything piecemeal and make the dems veto each thing on an individual basis.


5 posted on 10/01/2013 11:25:54 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: 11th_VA

The RATS won’t go along. Back in ‘95, Bildo Klintoon took time out from Snapping Thong Pizza Delivery services to refuse to allow national parks to reopen under state control. They will do everything they can, just as they did with the meager sequester, to inflict the most pain.


6 posted on 10/01/2013 11:27:05 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: 11th_VA

Keep the EPA shutdown.


7 posted on 10/01/2013 11:27:46 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: Dahoser
This is different than ‘95 because people can get their information from other than the MSM.
8 posted on 10/01/2013 11:30:29 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

>> This is different than ‘95 because people can get their information from other than the MSM.

bump


9 posted on 10/01/2013 11:31:42 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Dahoser
We'll just bundle up the agencies we want re-opened and add it to the debt limit.

This really is Gettysburg for this country. The winner of this fight will set precedent going forward for the next generation how Gov't is funded in this country. The RATs know this, and will fight to the death...

10 posted on 10/01/2013 11:32:05 AM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: 11th_VA

The IRS is open to processing payments but not refunds. Can they slip in a law to reverse that?


11 posted on 10/01/2013 11:33:49 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: DouglasKC
This could be a really good strategy. Open up everything piecemeal and make the dems veto each thing on an individual basis.

This is what Ted Cruz suggested...hopefully Boohoo Boehner will do just that.

12 posted on 10/01/2013 11:35:22 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: 11th_VA

It’s all the Republicans’ fault, for proposing such a bill before the MSM could record some sob stories, rather than in reaction to the stories. Therefore, I had to table the bill, so that the Republicans could have a chance to look mean and inflexible;-?


13 posted on 10/01/2013 11:35:30 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Dahoser

“They will do everything they can, just as they did with the meager sequester, to inflict the most pain.”

In Ohio if a school levy fails, the first things they cut are football, band, other athletics, other extra curricular, pretty much in that order and they keep them cut until the public squeals uncle and votes for higher taxes.


14 posted on 10/01/2013 11:36:50 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: 11th_VA
Hmmmm....seems some WWII VETS have already 'opened' a park ;)


15 posted on 10/01/2013 11:39:50 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: 11th_VA

They totally should not allow DC to pick up trash.


16 posted on 10/01/2013 11:41:21 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: 11th_VA
and craft a broader fiscal deal that includes raising the debt limit, he said.

Great until this sentence.

17 posted on 10/01/2013 11:44:01 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (My PV2 is my hero.)
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To: Stand Watch Listen
“Hmmmm....seems some WWII VETS have already ‘opened’ a park ;)”

Because they have more balls than anyone else in DC! Always have and always will! Today we have a bunch of sissified ‘men’ and wack job feminists trying to decide how to pay the bills (they spent) of a broke country. SAD!

18 posted on 10/01/2013 11:46:09 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: DouglasKC

As another FReeper stated,
piecemeal fund all Article I, Section 8 functions of the government,

citing the clause that justifies each expenditure.


19 posted on 10/01/2013 11:46:31 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: 11th_VA

Yes, that’s the idea... Pass a bill to open this or that agency BUT NOT OBAMACARE.


20 posted on 10/01/2013 11:47:13 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: 11th_VA

Fund the government piece by piece. Then leave the IRS, EPA, and DOJ unfunded.


21 posted on 10/01/2013 11:47:51 AM PDT by struggle
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To: SeekAndFind

Brilliant!

The House Repubs can “a la carte” the few needed gov’t offices that they WANT funded and then send the bills to the bratty GimmeDats (aka democrats) in the Senate and then we’ll see who are the true “obstructionists!!”

This is really brilliant.


22 posted on 10/01/2013 11:54:28 AM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: 11th_VA

Good strategy, but somehow I think the Senate will reject it and call the House anarchists, for make-believe reasons.

Most people will go along with that, when they hear it on Good Morning America.


23 posted on 10/01/2013 11:55:03 AM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: 11th_VA

That’s the way to do it!


24 posted on 10/01/2013 11:56:59 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: 11th_VA
Wonder if Reid will go along with this.

I'll bet not. If he does, he'll get an avalanche of small bills from the House designed to lessen the pain of the "shutdown," and that's the last thing the ol' coot wants.

25 posted on 10/01/2013 11:57:16 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: struggle
Fund the government piece by piece. Then leave the IRS, EPA, and DOJ unfunded

From your lips to God's ears.

26 posted on 10/01/2013 11:58:18 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: 11th_VA

http://www.nps.gov/shutdown/index.html

“Because of the federal government shutdown, all national parks are closed and National Park Service webpages are not operating.”

I found that at the first page of the national park website. Then it automatically clicked over to working webpages. Just another government lie.

No illegals can cross over through Big Bend National Park and can’t tend their federal land marijuana fields but worst of all Yogi Bear will starve without picnic baskets. Where’s the outrage?


27 posted on 10/01/2013 11:58:20 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: 11th_VA

How does DC take itself out?


28 posted on 10/01/2013 11:59:12 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: ReaganGeneration2

“Good strategy”

Sorry, meant to say, “Way to do your JOB”


29 posted on 10/01/2013 12:02:55 PM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: DouglasKC

I read something to this effect yesterday and AGREE... VOTE it back piecemeal!!!!!!!!!!! HEAR YE HEAR YE ....BOHENER!! GREAT SUGGESTION HERE!!!!!!....


30 posted on 10/01/2013 12:06:05 PM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: BigEdLB

that’s good!

keep it up house. hope reid gives us at least a blessed month. the longer the shutdown goes, the greater our leverage.


31 posted on 10/01/2013 12:08:22 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: 11th_VA

Selective funding will only work for items that are easily understood and widely supported by the public. Reid will only act if he is shamed into it, as with the military and now with national parks. Forget discussing Article 1, Section 8 or shutting down, say, Justice. Stick to high-visibility mom and apple pie items.


32 posted on 10/01/2013 12:13:04 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: tobyhill
This is different than ‘95 because people can get their information from other than the MSM. 

I just heard the top of the hour ABC News brief on the radio, where Vic Rattner said that the Senate rejected another House bill without saying anything about what the House bill was.

They don't want their listeners to find out how reasonable the House bills are, or how unreasonable Harry Reid is becoming, they just want people to know that the Senate is rejecting House bills.

-PJ

33 posted on 10/01/2013 12:16:11 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

THAT is what freedom and courage looks like! God bless the Greatest Generation.


34 posted on 10/01/2013 12:18:32 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Dahoser

Then they’ll get the blame for “keeping school kids, retirees, foreign tourists and everyday Americans” out of OUR parks, and national monuments (just look what happened with the Veterans at the WWII Memorial!)?


35 posted on 10/01/2013 12:20:30 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: 11th_VA

The house should send one of their many budget bills back to the senate and offer a clean CR... once the Senate passes the budget...

Of course, the budget wouldn’t fund Obamacare.


36 posted on 10/01/2013 12:20:47 PM PDT by csivils
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To: Kennard

“Selective funding will only work for items that are easily understood and widely supported by the public. Reid will only act if he is shamed into it, as with the military and now with national parks. Forget discussing Article 1, Section 8 or shutting down, say, Justice. Stick to high-visibility mom and apple pie items.”

B-I-N-G-O!


37 posted on 10/01/2013 12:21:58 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Well then he’ll be blamed FOR KEEPING AMERICANS OUT OF OUR N’TNL PARKS, (and so on with each ~necessary~ and popular provision of the Federal Government)!


38 posted on 10/01/2013 12:24:12 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Sen. Harkin was apparently there. Was on the phone trying to phone the secretary of Interior to no avail. What a joke. Just open the gates and turn on the fountains. Rep. Steve King was there to help open the gates.


39 posted on 10/01/2013 12:26:23 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: 11th_VA

But if Obama said Obamacare is already funded and he doesn’t need those annoying Republicans, what’s the big deal?

Just let them pass with a defunded Obamacare, why should he be worried about it?


40 posted on 10/01/2013 12:27:46 PM PDT by Kenny (<p>)
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To: BigEdLB

The cockroach lobby just called, they demand you quit using that image that associates them with Harry Reid!!


41 posted on 10/01/2013 12:43:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Veterans to Obama;

YOU DIDN'T BUILD THIS!!!


42 posted on 10/01/2013 12:48:02 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Why? Now is the time to privatize the national parks.

http://parkprivatization.com/


43 posted on 10/01/2013 12:48:26 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Roccus
Veterans to Obama;

YOU DIDN'T BUILD THIS!!!

...our blood, sweat, tears, sacrifice, dedication, honor DID!!!

44 posted on 10/01/2013 12:57:49 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tell the cockroach lobby to sue me.


45 posted on 10/01/2013 1:01:11 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: 11th_VA

Looks like the plan is to piece meal it all....hope they take their time..this will continue to flush out the Dems , Reid and Obama....


46 posted on 10/01/2013 1:01:43 PM PDT by caww
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To: kcvl

Michelle Bachman and several other congressmen cut the police tape so that the Vets could enter. Video on The BLaze


47 posted on 10/01/2013 1:01:55 PM PDT by codder too
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To: staytrue

“the first things they cut are football, band, other athletics, other extra curricular, pretty much in that order and they keep them cut until the public squeals uncle and votes for higher taxes.”

Those things shouldn’t be paid for by taxes anyway...


48 posted on 10/01/2013 1:09:36 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: 11th_VA
Gettysburg Battlefield had to tell the KKK that their planned get together has been cancelled. The other 'good' news is that the visitors center, Cyclorama and Museum will remain open as it is PRIVATELY owned. A must see if you go to Gettysburg.

Mount Vernon is probably open as it too is privately operated. So there are two great options.

49 posted on 10/01/2013 1:10:01 PM PDT by codder too
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good post

The storm troopers on the front line for the democrats are the reporters of the mainstream media . reporters are democrats just posing as reporters in order to advance socialism/democrats.

50 posted on 10/01/2013 1:10:45 PM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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