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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:45 PM

McConnell vows to block 395 House bills: 'We're not gonna pass those'

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McConnell vows to block 395 House bills: 'We're not gonna pass those'
By Josh Israel -
February 14, 2020 11:24 AM



Many of the bills easily passed the House, on many occasions with overwhelming bipartisan support.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed on Thursday that he is blocking about 400 pieces of legislation that have passed the House of Representatives, and made it clear that he intends to kill every one of them.

Speaking to Fox News, McConnell (R-KY), the self-proclaimed "Grim Reaper," confirmed that he was holding up 395 pieces of legislation, which does not take into account the growing pile of bills that have made it to his desk since the start of the new year.

"It is true. They've been on full left-wing parade over there, trotting out all of their left-wing solutions that are going to be issues in the fall campaign," McConnell replied. "We're not gonna pass those."


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Some of the legislation McConnell is obstructing is indeed based on progressive ideas that he opposes, though most received at least some GOP votes in the House. These include bills to provide voter protections, prohibit discrimination against LGBTQ Americans, protect Dreamers, guarantee fair pay, mandate gun background checks, fight government corruption, and raise the federal minimum wage.

But many of the stalled measures are fairly non-controversial bills that easily passed the House, with overwhelming bipartisan support. Often, these bills were even authored by House Republicans.

They include:

The Global Hope Act, a bipartisan bill by Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) to support global partnerships for the fight against childhood cancer. It passed with super-majority House support last month.

The Securing America's Ports Act, a bipartisan bill by Rep. Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM) to ensure that all vehicles entering the United States at land ports of entry are scanned. It passed with super-majority House support this week.

The Unlocking Opportunities for Small Businesses Act, a bill by Rep. Jim Hagedorn (R-MN) and Dwight Evans (D-PA) to make it easier for small business to compete for federal prime contracts by requiring contract officers to consider relevant past performance and subcontractor experience of companies. It passed with super-majority House support last month.

H.R. 5037, a bill to rename the Farmville, North Carolina, post office after the late Rep. Walter Jones Jr. (R-NC). Jones' successor, Reg. Gregory Murphy (R-NC), authored the bill and every member of the state's House delegation co-sponsored the tribute to the 12-term GOP lawmaker. It passed with super-majority House support last week.

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Reply McConnell vows to block 395 House bills: 'We're not gonna pass those' (Original post)
babylonsister Feb 14 OP
MontanaMama Feb 14 #1
SlogginThroughIt Feb 14 #16
handmade34 Feb 14 #29
dalton99a Feb 14 #2
MontanaMama Feb 14 #17
rustydog Feb 14 #3
Proud Liberal Dem Feb 14 #7
struggle4progress Feb 14 #4
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 14 #5
Turbineguy Feb 14 #6
MineralMan Feb 14 #8
Hekate Feb 14 #18
MineralMan Feb 14 #20
Hekate Feb 14 #25
MineralMan Feb 14 #27
bdamomma Feb 14 #31
MineralMan Feb 14 #32
bdamomma Feb 14 #35
Wounded Bear Feb 14 #9
rickyhall Feb 14 #10
MontanaMama Feb 14 #19
bdamomma Feb 14 #28
Rider3 Feb 14 #11
BKDem Feb 14 #30
in2herbs Feb 14 #12
VOX Feb 14 #13
smirkymonkey Feb 14 #14
Midnightwalk Feb 14 #15
PufPuf23 Feb 14 #23
bdamomma Feb 14 #33
PufPuf23 Feb 14 #36
bdamomma Feb 14 #38
PufPuf23 Feb 14 #21
coti Feb 14 #22
dustyscamp Feb 14 #24
bdamomma Feb 14 #26
Roland99 Feb 14 #34
Andy823 Feb 14 #37
superpatriotman Feb 14 #39

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:47 PM

1. Why do senators get paid?

I mean, for real. What are we paying them to do? Moscow Mitch in particular.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:53 PM

16. Without campaign finance reform perhaps they shouldn't

Being involved in politics should be an attractive position financially. Without it being financially attractive you would end up with people doing it solely because they can without getting paid - meaning the wealthy.

However, with it being financially attractive without limits on campaign finance yoy end up with the same thing. People that can afford to essentially buy the election - the very wealthy.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:38 PM

29. I've been asking that question

for quite sometime now??

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:48 PM

2. Make them sit and listen to more impeachments

They don't do shit anyway




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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:04 PM

17. Right?

The only time we've seen them actually "working" full days...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:53 PM

3. So when will the media start calling out these hypocritical constitution-hating Goobers

for being the "Do nothing" party? It sure as hell isn't the Democratic party who passed 395 bills.
When does this insanity end? When we vote these traitors to the constitution out of office.

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Response to rustydog (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:57 PM

7. To them

that *is* doing their "jobs"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:53 PM

4. Here's a song for Mitch in his later years

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:54 PM

5. Moscow Mitch wants to deny *any* credit to a Democratic majority House.

It wouldn't matter if every bill from the House was overwhelmingly bipartisan, Mitch McConnell would treat them as advertisements for the Democratic majority.

He is vile and always works for his personal power over anything else.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:56 PM

6. McConnell's job is to

Fuck the U.S.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:01 PM

8. Time to Replace that SOB.

Donate to his opponent.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:05 PM

18. Is he up for re-election? I haven't heard about it here, & I'm in a donating mood.

Happy Valentine's Day!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #18)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:08 PM

20. He is up for re-election this year. He has a worthy opponent, too.

I've already donated there, and will again.

Amy McGrath

https://act.amymcgrath.com/signup/join-the-team/

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #20)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:21 PM

25. Thanks!

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Response to Hekate (Reply #25)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:30 PM

27. Here's a link to her main site:

https://amymcgrath.com/

The other link was to her Act Blue site, which doesn't have all of her information.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #27)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:47 PM

31. I just gave to her.

Mitch is a vile POS. He needs to go such disrespect to the American people.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #31)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:48 PM

32. Thanks for doing that!

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #32)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:55 PM

35. after reading about

Mitch, the deplorable I had to give a donation.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:03 PM

9. "I'm against it"...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:09 PM

10. Fuck the turtle & his Grifters Only Party.

I'll ask for another stroke.

I'm also looking into voodoo dolls.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:06 PM

19. Love "Grifters Only Party"!!

I've been using Guardians of Putin. But I like yours.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:30 PM

28. maybe

Mitch and his lovely wife should go to China it's springtime there.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:09 PM

11. Treasonous

McConnell needs to be thrown out somehow. He's just as bad, if not worse, as Trump and Barr.

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Response to Rider3 (Reply #11)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:46 PM

30. Public Enemy #3

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:14 PM

12. Every day Pelosi should select a bill and tweet that it is # __ of ____

being held up by McTurtle and the Rs in the Senate -- especially bills about voter security.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:20 PM

13. They keep drumming the media with the "left-wing" and "socialist" terms.

When are Democrats going to start repeatedly referring to Republicans as “far right-wing” and “fascist”?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:25 PM

14. I hate that man with a passion.

Vote him out in November! Donate to Amy McGrath!

https://amymcgrath.com/

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 01:39 PM

15. At some point we may have to shut it down

Bad idea in an election year, but if we win the presidency and don’t get a majority in the senate we have to do something to force the senate to hold votes.

Shutting down government might be the only tool we have.

Simple majority at least allows 3 bills a year through reconciliation and votes in judges. We could also change senate rules.

The decade long complete disfunction of the senate is one of the biggest issues to address

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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #15)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:11 PM

23. A national strike is one tactic that could be positive but

people in the streets does not seem to be the will of the people nor the Democratic leadership. I do not understand this but it seems to be reality.

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Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #23)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:51 PM

33. so does that mean

the bullies over the American people have won? No

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #33)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:56 PM

36. As your avatar indicates, the USA is a nation under distress is all.

Ideally this probably means we will emerge as a better culture and country with time.

Alas some of us will not survive that long and many will suffer unnecessary harm in the mean time.

Persevere please (not just you and I but everyone).

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Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #36)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:03 PM

38. I hear you

we are too good of a country to go down this path.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:09 PM

21. McConnell is way past time that he provides any value to the

citizens on the USA.

Good individual for a House investigation. Take a deep look at his personal and family finances and relationship to his wife Chao's Chinese oligarch family.

McConnel has quit any pretense of being anything but an obstacle.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:10 PM

22. Weird how he alone, in a representative democracy, gets to decide 395 separate policy issues. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:15 PM

24. They want to make it seem like all Democrats care about is stopping Trump to the general public




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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:24 PM

26. feeling emboldened

Mitch? you POS, I hope you choke on that greed. You deserve too.
or maybe corona will get you.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 03:51 PM

34. Traitor to his oath

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:02 PM

37. Someone in Kentucky

Should list all the bipartisan bills that have been passed with "super-majorities" on a pamphlet to send out to everyone in the state to show just how much of an asshole Mitch really is.

I would think the Democratic Party leaders there could find a way to do that.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Fri Feb 14, 2020, 04:39 PM

39. Kick

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