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GOP in disarray as budget impasse threatens shutdown, deep cuts and default
Washington Post ^ | June 15,2019 | By Erica Werner and Seung Min Kim

Posted on 06/16/2019 12:50:38 PM PDT by Hojczyk

with a new House Democratic majority with its own priorities — leaves the sides much farther apart than they were at this point in last year’s budget process, which ended in a record-long government funding lapse. At the time, Republicans controlled both chambers of Congress, but negotiations stalled over funding Trump’s immigration priorities.

Trump and Congress face a trio of difficult budget issues. Congress must pass, and Trump must sign, funding legislation by Oct. 1 to avoid a new shutdown. They need to raise the federal debt limit around the same time, according to the latest estimates. Failure to do so would force the government to make difficult decisions about which obligations to pay, and could be considered a default by investors, shaking markets and an economy already showing some signs of alarm.

And by year’s end, they also need to agree on how to lift austere budget caps that will otherwise snap into place and slash $125 billion from domestic and military programs.

House Democrats have gone their own way on spending bills without Republican buy-in, putting a massive $983 billion appropriations package for the Health and Human Services Department, the Pentagon and other agencies on the floor at spending levels Senate Republicans and the White House would never agree to. A bipartisan agreement in the Senate that helped Congress make unusual progress passing spending bills last year — up until the dispute over the wall — has not been resurrected this year, and the Senate Appropriations Committee has not yet passed a single spending bill.

And it all comes against the backdrop of an intensely partisan debate over impeachment and a looming presidential campaign, which Shelby called “collateral issues” that only compound the difficulty of reaching agreement.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


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1 posted on 06/16/2019 12:50:38 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

We would be better of if we got rid of Congress....

Send everything back to the states

except defense....that way The swamp would drain with no money to steal


2 posted on 06/16/2019 12:53:18 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

The Republican’s weakness and willingness to betray their platform is going to cost them greatly in this.


3 posted on 06/16/2019 12:53:44 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Hojczyk

Sorry but I stopped reading when I saw Washington Post.


4 posted on 06/16/2019 12:54:55 PM PDT by Wilderness Conservative (Nature is the ultimate conservative.)
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To: Hojczyk

The Left plays the GOP like a drum.

I love Trump but I hate the GOP.

Trump gets it. The GOP never will. The GOP are the Left’s useful idiots.


5 posted on 06/16/2019 12:55:28 PM PDT by Jim 0216 (MAGA by restoring the Gospel of the Grace of Christ and our Free Constitutional Republic!)
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To: Hojczyk

Trump has no say in the budget....all he can do is veto it...

He can request things only has veto power


6 posted on 06/16/2019 12:55:39 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

I reject the WaPo’s premise. Pelosi is the one with a problem.


7 posted on 06/16/2019 12:55:47 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: Hojczyk

I read the headline, and before I even checked to see which paper it was from, I already new it was the Washington Compost. Recognizing their style of headline, without actually knowing who published it, is so easy, even a caveman could do it.


8 posted on 06/16/2019 12:57:31 PM PDT by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne)
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To: Hojczyk

I read somewhere the Obamacare website alone cost MORE than president Trump’s entire border wall.


9 posted on 06/16/2019 12:59:47 PM PDT by Track9
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To: All

I wish DJT despised the GOP as much as I do.


10 posted on 06/16/2019 1:00:53 PM PDT by JonPreston
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To: Hojczyk

Happens every budget cycle .... the republicans take the blame for what democrats do


11 posted on 06/16/2019 1:06:38 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Liberals, Rinos, moslems, illegals, lamestream media. All want America to fail and die)
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To: Hojczyk

FAKE, FAKe, FAke, Fake, fake story. Then there was Papa Bear, and Momma Bear and Baby Bear...Then it was too hot.....


12 posted on 06/16/2019 1:08:43 PM PDT by TrumpisRight (It is --> President Trump <--)
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To: Hojczyk

Someone remind me. How long did we go with NO BUDGET AGREEMENT

When Obama was flailing around playing president?

Interesting article here

https://prospect.org/article/does-congress-even-need-pass-budget


13 posted on 06/16/2019 1:10:22 PM PDT by billyboy15
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To: Hojczyk

THIS IS THE DEMOS RESPONSIBILITY.

DOES WASHPO THINK WE ARE STUPID OOOR ARE THEY STUPID.


14 posted on 06/16/2019 1:10:51 PM PDT by Maris Crane
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To: Hojczyk

How are the Republicans in “disarray” when the dems own the House??


15 posted on 06/16/2019 1:16:28 PM PDT by ScottinVA (The most urgent gathering threat to America: the Democrat Party)
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To: Hojczyk

Thanks republicans for screwing Trump and America last year. But that was your mission all along, wasn’t it? Disable and impede Trump until the democrat part took over the house.
Now you can go back to telling us how important is it for us to vote in Republican majorities again.


16 posted on 06/16/2019 1:21:44 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Hojczyk

Not a reason in the world to raise those austere budget caps!


17 posted on 06/16/2019 1:23:52 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: FlipWilson

“I reject the WaPo’s premise. Pelosi is the one with a problem.”

Yes, she is facing the stone wall intrepidity of the Senate GOP. They will force her back into reality by refusing all of her terrible impulses and standing with Trump.

LOL, I want some of what you’re smoking.


18 posted on 06/16/2019 1:26:09 PM PDT by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ....)
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To: Hojczyk

I like it.


19 posted on 06/16/2019 1:51:11 PM PDT by karnage
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To: Wilderness Conservative

“Sorry but I stopped reading when I saw Washington Post.”

You are not by yourself.

Between the worthless left wing polls, other fake news, and a resurgence of rabid TSDers, it is becoming a waste of time to come here.


20 posted on 06/16/2019 1:56:06 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Gutless, Stupid, GOPe never confronts the compulsive lying Anti America Rats! Trump does it, 24/7!)
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