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Republican leaders offer one-month spending bill
Washington Post ^ | By Erica Werner and Mike DeBonis January 17

Posted on 01/16/2018 9:56:31 PM PST by 11th_VA

House Republican leaders presented their rank and file with a one-month spending bill Tuesday aimed at keeping the government open ahead of a Friday night deadline, as hopes for a deal on young undocumented immigrants faded.

The bill would extend existing spending levels through Feb. 16 and include an extension of a popular children’s health insurance program — aimed at winning Democratic votes — and a new sweetener for conservatives and Democrats alike in delaying several taxes included in the Affordable Care Act. Few lawmakers were enthusiastic about the legislation, but several described it as a necessary evil to avoid the first government shutdown since 2013.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: budget; cr; shutdown; spending
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Sounds like the Conservative Caucus is on board
1 posted on 01/16/2018 9:56:31 PM PST by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

No. Shut it down. America will survive, President Trump will survive. The rest of Congress can pound sand. Pass a budget, your only job or quit and retire to private life.


2 posted on 01/16/2018 10:01:41 PM PST by Billyv ( Freedom isn't Free! Get off the sidelines!)
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To: Billyv

This is a political game my friend, it’s in the Senate’s hands now - let them shut it down ...


3 posted on 01/16/2018 10:07:08 PM PST by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

Yeah....just kill it.

Present a reduced and balanced budget, and let the RATs vote against it.


4 posted on 01/16/2018 10:09:37 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: 11th_VA

In other words, add pork and kick it down the road.


5 posted on 01/16/2018 10:55:01 PM PST by NurdlyPeon (It is the nature of liberals to pervert whatever they touch.)
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To: 11th_VA

Well, who couldn’t see this coming? I figured the can would be kicked down the road as the clock ticked to zero.


6 posted on 01/16/2018 10:59:19 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: 11th_VA

Shut down wont be all that bad but would be nice to see the Rs ‘overcome’ it.

The only reason being that the Ds have already said they are going to do it — BEST thing is to not ‘let’ them, just some more egg on their face and give PDT another in the win column or at least the ‘in your face’ column.


7 posted on 01/16/2018 10:59:45 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98)""In todays world:::WE, THE USofA are Rudyard Kiplings 'Tommy'")
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To: 11th_VA
The DemocRATS' SHUTDOWN is almost here !
8 posted on 01/16/2018 11:04:25 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's SIMPLE ! ... Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Yosemitest

Sneaky Democrats are asking for amnesty, not just for these 800,000 that are covered by #DACA, but also 2 million illegal aliens.That’s why it truly is Dem’s fault if the government does shut down.


9 posted on 01/16/2018 11:05:06 PM PST by LOVETRUMP (AMERICANS FIRST!)
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I think you meant TWELVE MILLION ILLEGAL ALIENS !
10 posted on 01/16/2018 11:18:02 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's SIMPLE ! ... Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: 11th_VA

11 posted on 01/16/2018 11:39:57 PM PST by Bobalu (12 diet Cokes and a fried chicken...)
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To: 11th_VA
Let them shut it down, stop diddling around.

The dems don't do ANY serious compromise, they expect the other side to do all of that. Then they call it bi partisan

Bull

Let the dems shut down the gov it's on THEM if it shuts down.

Republicans/Conservatives be strong and INSIST on Trumps demands be meant.

12 posted on 01/16/2018 11:58:13 PM PST by Syncro (Facts is facts)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Present a reduced and balanced budget, and let the RATs vote against it.

good idea...


13 posted on 01/17/2018 12:01:20 AM PST by Syncro (Facts is facts)
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To: Billyv

Agreed.


14 posted on 01/17/2018 12:36:53 AM PST by cranked
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To: 11th_VA

Democrats will reject it saying it’s not good enough, then the Republicans will turn around slowly, kicking rocks as they walk away. Why can’t the Republicans fight for keeps the way the democrats do?


15 posted on 01/17/2018 2:17:53 AM PST by wastedyears (US out of the UN, UN out of the US.)
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To: 11th_VA

I’d reject it and tell tweet how the leftists and RINOs refuse to do their job, but there’s an election in November...


16 posted on 01/17/2018 2:26:47 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists...Socialists...Fascists & AntiFa...Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 11th_VA

Folks...can you imagine President Trump on TV stating that non essential functions within the EPA, the IRS, the DOE and a dozen other overreaching, extra constitutional entities will be shut down to keep critical functions available? He would do it. This is why we hired him....


17 posted on 01/17/2018 2:29:34 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists...Socialists...Fascists & AntiFa...Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 11th_VA
Reagan had eight (8) shutdowns. Trump is behind schedule.

IIRC, the official who is tasked with determining what is to be shut down down is the OMB Director -- who is Mick Mulvaney.

I worry not one bit that there will be spiteful closings of war memorials and national monuments like there was under Obama.

The government shut down on Monday, and I didn't miss it at all.

Shut it down. If I didn't think that a smaller government was a better government, I wouldn't have voted to hire Trump in the first place.

18 posted on 01/17/2018 3:19:42 AM PST by Sooth2222 (“Toute nation a le gouvernement qu’elle mérite.” ("Every nation has the government it deserves.)
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To: 11th_VA

Is this winning? Effin clowns could not pass a budget if someone wrote and handed it to them. Fire them


19 posted on 01/17/2018 4:21:02 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it, but ready to go again)
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To: 11th_VA

Or, they may have decided to just extend until DACA expires and gives Trump more leverage....the idiot “judge” decision won’t hold up so it will expire.


20 posted on 01/17/2018 4:27:26 AM PST by trebb (I stopped picking on the mentally ill hypocrites who pose as conservatives......;-))
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