95% of House Dems Just Voted for What Pelosi Called ‘Legislative Arson’ in 2013 95% of House Dems Just Voted for What Pelosi Called ‘Legislative Arson’ in 2013 – NTK Network

95% of House Dems Just Voted for What Pelosi Called ‘Legislative Arson’ in 2013

House Democrats roundly voted to shut down the government. Their vote was also one against a six-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

By NTK Staff | 01.19.2018 @9:30am
95% of House Dems Just Voted for What Pelosi Called ‘Legislative Arson’ in 2013

On Thursday evening, 186 Democrats voted against a continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government for a month, choosing instead to shut down the government because the CR does not include an immediate solution for so-called DREAMers.

The CR passed, due to the House Republican majority – 224 Republicans and six Democrats voted for the spending bill – but if Democrats had their way, the government would be shutting down when funding expires at midnight on Friday. Almost 95 percent of House Democrats (186 of 197) voted to shut down the government.

When the GOP led the government to a shutdown in 2013, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said “legislative arsonists are at work.”

She’s singing a different tune in 2018, ordering her caucus to vote for a government shutdown, now that a Republican runs the White House. Pelosi and other Democrats insist on an immediate solution for so-called DREAMers, young, undocumented immigrants whose temporary protections expire in March 2018.

To make matters worse for Democrats, the bill “would fund the state Children’s Health and Insurance Programs at $21.5 billion annually through fiscal 2023,” according to CQ. So Democrats also voted against extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for six years.

With voters going to the polls to elect representatives for all 435 U.S. House seats in November, Pelosi’s shutdown tactics are a major gamble; namely, that voters will approve of halting sevices for hundreds of millions of Americans for an immigration issue that Congress has six weeks left to fix.

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