Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The House GOP Voted 11 Times To Reopen The Government

...the Republicans DID compromise to avoid a shutdown.

They were going to keep the government open, but asked that Obamacare be delayed. Yes, even Planned Parenthood would get their annual funding from the government. Senate Democrats under Harry Reid said no. Here are the eleven times the House GOP voted to reopen the government – but were blocked by Senate Democrats and the president....

1. Roll Call 478 on H.J. Res. 59 (September 20, 2013)
Earlier in September, House Republicans voted to fund the government at current spending levels while strengthening our economy and protecting millions of American families by defunding ObamaCare.
2. Roll Call 497/498 on H.J. Res 59 (September 28, 2013)
House Republicans voted to keep the government open at current spending levels while protecting our economy by delayingthe glitch-filled ObamaCare for one year and repealing the tax on medical devices like pacemakers and children’s hearing aides.
3. Roll Call 504 on H.J. Res 59 (September 30, 2013)
4. Roll Call 505 on H.J. Res 59 (September 30, 2013)
5. Voice Vote on Provide Local Funding for the District of Columbia Act (October 2, 2013)
6. Roll Call 513 on Open Our Nation’s Parks and Museums Act (October 2, 2013)
To help reopen parts of the government while Democrats refused to come to the table and work out differences, the House GOP voted to restore funding for the nation’s parks and museums – including the World War Two Memorial in Washington that has been closed to visiting veterans.
7. Roll Call 514 on Research for Lifesaving Cures Act (October 2, 2013)
8. Roll Call 516 on Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act (October 3, 2013)
9. Roll Call 518 Making continuing appropriations for veterans benefits for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes (Keep Our promise to America’s Veterans Act) (October 3, 2013)
10. Roll Call 522 on National Emergency and Disaster Recovery Act (October 4, 2013)
11. Roll Call 524 on Nutrition Assistance for Low-Income Women and Children Act (October 4, 2013)

...the House GOP, along with the Democrats, voted to reopen the government – and Obama said no.