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Wed Jan 9, 2019, 11:16 AM

House Democrats to test Republicans on Trump's wall demand

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Source: Reuters

POLITICS JANUARY 9, 2019 / 1:05 AM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

Richard Cowan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As a partial U.S. government shutdown entered its 19th day, Democrats on Wednesday were set to test Republicansí resolve in backing President Donald Trumpís drive to build a wall on the border with Mexico, which has sparked an impasse over agency funding.

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her fellow Democrats, who took control of the chamber last week, plan to advance a bill to immediately reopen the Treasury Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission and several other agencies that have been in partial shutdown mode since Dec. 22.

Democrats are eager to force Republicans to choose between funding the Treasuryís Internal Revenue Service - at a time when it should be gearing up to issue tax refunds to millions of Americans - and voting to keep it partially shuttered.

In a countermove, the Trump administration said on Tuesday that even without a new shot of funding, the IRS would somehow make sure those refund checks get sent.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-shutdown/house-democrats-to-test-republicans-on-trumps-wall-demand-idUSKCN1P30EK



I see a train a coming it's rolling down the tracks........................and it's going to run over the republicans, Pence and go have lunch till the cows come home, he can go over everyday and have lunch with the turtle, but there party is going to blink ....................
7 republicans in the house have defected, and three in the senate...............just need two more in the senate................

Because after all his "guy" owns this ..................we even have video......................the entire country has seen the video ...................................

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 12:02 PM

1. I'm waiting on democratic response to trumps order to stop all

payments by FEMA in California this morning

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 12:06 PM

2. I think it's just a threat at the moment. He's giving them a chance to rake the forrests (sic)

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Response to hostalover (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 12:24 PM

4. He could send all the out-of-work federal employees there. They could rake for free.

Make sure to tell them to bring their own rake.

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 12:07 PM

3. I would think that they would pass a bill to let them have the Funds and then McCarthy has a choice

and the rest of the republican caucus out west has a choice.................two year is not far away ..................

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 12:30 PM

5. Since when did the president control the purse strings?

I mean is it legal what Trump is doing with the IRS? I hate to be a Scrooge but what is next, Trump agrees to pay only Republican government workers?

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2019, 12:55 PM

6. Locking...

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