Progressives Demand Democrats Stonewall on All Senate Bills

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      leftcoast mountains
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      January 8, 2019

      Jake Johnson

      With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) refusing to allow a floor vote on government funding bills that passed the Democratic House last week, progressive organizations are attempting to force the GOP leader’s hand by pressuring Democrats to stonewall all Senate business and legislation that is unrelated to reopening the federal government.

      “Instead of addressing the most urgent issue, Mitch McConnell is planning to bring unrelated bills to the floor for a vote,” declared Indivisible, one of the groups leading the pressure campaign. “He’d like to pretend that it’s business as usual in the Senate—not that hundreds of thousands of federal workers are going without pay.”

      “It’s time to play hardball,” the group added. “It’s simple: the only thing that the Senate should be working on right now is ending this shutdown. The House has done its job. Now it’s time for the Senate to do the same.”


      As of this writing, at least ten senators have publicly vowed to stand with the progressive grassroots and block legislation unrelated to reopening the government. Those senators are: Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ben Cardin (Md.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), and Mark Warner (D-Va.).



      vote for nobody

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      Mitch did teach everyone how to do it….

      Not all who wander are lost - J.R.R. Tolkien

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      all they got was a paygo. I am sure most of us will fall in line for the fear factor coming 2020

      Never expect different result by following the previous steps

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