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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:30 AM

Pelosi To Boehner: Bills You Passed Last Congress Donít Count

Pelosi To Boehner: Bills You Passed Last Congress Donít Count

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters Tuesday that "sequestration equals employment" and labeled the House GOP leadership "irresponsible" for "avoidance behavior" on addressing the sequester.

She addressed Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) contention Tuesday that the Senate get up off their "ass" and act because House Republicans voted twice to avoid the sequester last year.

"The Republican leadership says we passed bills last year," Pelosi said. "I remind them, that was a different Congress. That doesn't count in this Congress. The Republican leadership says let the Senate begin. I remind them that the Constitution says that appropriations and revenue bills must begin in the House."

"I don't think they're even kicking the can down the road," she said. "I think they're nudging the potato across the table with their nose."

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/pelosi-to-boehner-bills-you-passed-last-congress

Boehner Tells Senators To ĎGet Off Their Assí And Do Something About Sequester
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/boehner-tells-senate-to-get-off-their-ass




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ProSense Feb 2013 OP
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #1
kentuck Feb 2013 #2
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #4
kentuck Feb 2013 #7
Johonny Feb 2013 #3
freshwest Feb 2013 #5
sad-cafe Feb 2013 #6
elleng Feb 2013 #8

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:34 AM

1. boner is no leader ........... the republicans have lost their rudder

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:35 AM

2. Why doesn't the media report this?

"The Republican leadership says we passed bills last year," Pelosi said. "I remind them, that was a different Congress. That doesn't count in this Congress. The Republican leadership says let the Senate begin. I remind them that the Constitution says that appropriations and revenue bills must begin in the House."
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The Congress has a responsibility under our Constitution that the Senate nor the White House can over ride.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:18 AM

4. They ran the presser, live, on msnbc.

I loved the nudging the potato with the nose line. That was brilliant.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:08 PM

7. Sometimes stories need clarification...

and I think this is one of those. They could say that Rep Pelosi is correct about Congress having the constitutional responsibility and that each Congress is independent of the last Congress.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 11:14 AM

3. This is what I was wondering about

how the heck can the house be telling the Senate to start the process when the constitution says otherwise? I'm glad Dems are finally putting this question back in the speaker's face.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:16 PM

5. K & R for our kickass former (and hope to see again) Speaker.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:04 PM

6. she is great

 

just lays it out there

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:26 PM

8. "I think they're nudging the potato across the table with their nose."

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