The vote concerned House Joint Resolution 28, which would re-open the government through Feb. 28.
On Jan. 17, there was a vote where six Democrats voted yes on what’s called a “motion to recommit.”Basically, it’s one last chance for members to debate and change a bill before a final vote.
In this case, Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) wanted to change the bill’s date from Feb. 28 to Jan. 15.
“My resolution will allow employees to get the paychecks they recently missed,” said Rep. Granger during a hearing on the measure. “It provides relief for some employees while we wait for Democrats to come to the negotiating table. We need to start working on legislation that can be enacted into law.”
Immediately afterwards, Rep. Nita M. Lowey (D-New York) spoke out against the amendment because it wouldn’t end the shutdown, arguing for H.R. 28 to stay as-is.
“This (continued resolution) would pay employees,” Rep. Lowey testified. “The order of business is very simple: reopen the government, pay federal employees, and then negotiate on border security and immigration policy.”
So you're trying to shut this thread down by plagiarizing someone's material. Nancy could have paid the employees but chose not to. It would hurt HER.
Nancy voted down 3 clean bills to pay them and then left town. I can see why you don't want that fact out. She voted them down because it would hurt HER. She can find 4.4 TRILLION for everything else but not a measly 5 billion for border security to protect the very people who pay her salary. Gotta have that cheap labor for her rich donors. She has to protect the interest of the Koch brothers.
Senate Republicans need to re-open government, not continue their complicity in the Trump Shutdown with a vote for the president’s unacceptable border and immigration schemes that only increase the chaos and suffering at the border," she said. “The Senate GOP and President Trump must stop holding the American people hostage, and re-open government immediately.”
House Democrats, meanwhile, are pushing their own spending bill that will offer roughly $1 billion for construction at ports of entry and for hiring new immigration judges – but no money for a border wall. That bill is certain to die in the GOP-led Senate.
Trump could end the shutdown easier than Congress but he doesn’t care about anything more than his own ego!!
Still can’t find anything about the House voting down 3 bills to fund the govt.
The government will reopen if Nancy and shut down Chuck would appropriate a mere 5 billion for a border wall. 5 billion out of a 4.4 TRILLION dollar budget. That's all. 5 billion to secure the border and protect American lives. Apparently the safety of American citizens are not worth much to Nan and her progressive pals. They're more interested in the procurement of cheap ILLEGAL labor for their rich buddies.