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Why the Dems are responsible for the shutdown

Why the Dems are responsible for the shutdown

This article originated at rsc.scalise.house.gov.

Since September 20th, House Republicans have passed numerous bills to keep the government funded. Senate Democrats have rejected most of these bills, and are refusing to even negotiate with the House over the differences. Below is a rundown of the various proposals to fund the government and key agencies during the shutdown:

THE DEMOCRAT SHUTDOWN

9/20
HOUSE PASSES CR NO. 1 – H.J.RES. 59
Includes 75-day CR with Full Faith and Credit
Act & permanent defund of Obamacare
SENATE STALLS, NO ACTION FOR TWO DAYS
9/27
SENATE REJECTS CR NO. 1 – H.J.RES. 59
Senate sends back shorter-term CR, without
Obamacare language, by party-line vote.
9/29
HOUSE PASSES H.R. 3210 – THE PAY OUR
MILITARY ACT – Funds active-duty military,
DOD employees, and certain Pentagon
contractors.
9/29
HOUSE PASSES CR NO. 2 – H.J.RES. 59 Extends
CR to 75 days, with AMDTS to repeal Medical
Device Tax and delay individual mandate 1-yr.
SENATE STALLS, COMES IN AT 2 P.M. MON.
9/30
SENATE REJECTS HOUSE CR NO. 2 H.J.RES. 59
Tables both AMDTS & sends back initial offer.
9/30
HOUSE PASSES CR NO. 3 – H.J.RES. 59
Includes 1-yr individual mandate delay &
modified Vitter AMDT.
9/30
SENATE REJECTS CR NO. 3 – H.J.RES. 59 Reid
sends back same offer.
SENATE DEMS VOTE FOR SHUTDOWN

SPEAKER APPOINTS CONFEREES
SENATE REFUSES TO NEGOTIATE
10/1
HOUSE DEMS REJECT H.J.RES. 70 Keeping
national parks & museums closed, even to
WWII veterans.*
10/1
HOUSE DEMS REJECT H.J.RES. 71
House Dems withhold D.C. funding*
10/1
HOUSE DEMS REJECT H.J.RES. 72
House Dems abandon Veterans by refusing
to fund their benefits.*
10/2

HOUSE PASSES H.J.RES. 70 – Keeps national
parks and museums open.
10/2
HOUSE PASSES H.J.RES. 71 – Provides funding
for D.C.**
10/2
HOUSE PASSES H.J. RES. 73 – Provides funding
for the NIH.
WHITE HOUSE THREATENS TO VETO
10/3

HOUSE PASSES H.R. 3230 – THE PAY OUR
GUARD AND RESERVE ACT
Ensures National Guard and military reservists
continue to receive pay.
10/3
HOUSE PASSES H.J.RES. 72 – Provides funding
for Veterans’ Programs.
10/4
HOUSE PASSES H.J. RES. 85 – Ensuring FEMA
continues to receive funding.
10/4
HOUSE PASSES H.J.RES. 75 – Ensures funding
for Special Supplemental Nutrition Program
for Women, Infants, and Children.
SENATE PASSES RESOLUTION TO DESIGNATE
“NATIONAL CHESS WEEK”

WHITE HOUSE THREATENS TO VETO
10/5
HOUSE PASSES H.R. 3223 – FEDERAL
EMPLOYEE RETROACTIVE PAY FAIRNESS ACT.
10/7
HOUSE PASSES H.J.RES. 77 – Providing funding
for the FDA.
10/8
HOUSES PASSES H.J. RES. 84 – Providing
funding for the Head Start Program.
10/8
HOUSE PASSES H.R. 3273 – Establishes a 20
member bicameral working group on the debt
limit, FY2014 spending levels, and mandatory
spending programs.
10/8
HOUSE PASSES H.J.RES. 89 – Ensures payment
of Federal employees who are working during
the shutdown.
WHITE HOUSE THREATENS TO VETO
10/9
HOUSE PASSES H.J.RES. 91 – Ensures that all
military payments and survivor benefits for
fallen soldiers are continued.*
10/9
HOUSE PASSES H.J.RES. 90 – Providing funding
for the FAA.
WHITE HOUSE THREATENS TO VETO
10/10
HOUSE PASSES H.J.RES. 79 – Provides funding
for border security programs at DHS.
10/11
HOUSE PASSES H.J.RES. 76 – Provides funding
for NNSA, an agency that manages U.S.
nuclear weapons program R&D.
10/14
HOUSE PASSES H.J.RES. 80 – Provides funding
for Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Indian
Education, and Indian Health Services.

*Under suspension, requiring 2/3 majority to pass.

** Voice Vote

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