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Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:44 PM

Lawmakers reach agreement 'in principle' to avert shutdown

Source: The Hill

Lawmakers said on Monday night that they had reached an agreement "in principle" to avoid a second partial government shutdown set to begin on Saturday.

“We’ve had a good evening. We’ve reached an agreement in principle,” Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) told reporters.

The breakthrough came after Sens. Shelby (R-Ala.) and Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Reps. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Kay Granger (R-Texas)—the top members of the Senate and House Appropriations Committee—met three times on Monday night in a last-ditch effort to get a deal.

Negotiators refused to discuss the particulars of the deal and Lowey said staff were still finalizing the details. Lowey said she hopes for legislation to be released on Wednesday.

Shelby and Leahy, standing side by side as they spoke to reporters earlier Monday evening, indicated that the group thought they were closing in on a deal and could wrap up talks before Tuesday.

"We’re talking about reaching an agreement on all of it," Shelby told reporters.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/429525-lawmakers-reach-agreement-in-principle-to-avert-shutdown

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Reply Lawmakers reach agreement 'in principle' to avert shutdown (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Feb 2019 OP
unblock Feb 2019 #1
Major Nikon Feb 2019 #2
bluestarone Feb 2019 #3
Bleacher Creature Feb 2019 #4
bluestarone Feb 2019 #5
Bleacher Creature Feb 2019 #9
Squinch Feb 2019 #6
Arkansas Granny Feb 2019 #7
rpannier Feb 2019 #11
leftynyc Feb 2019 #16
cstanleytech Feb 2019 #13
sfwriter Feb 2019 #8
rpannier Feb 2019 #12
The Wizard Feb 2019 #10
muriel_volestrangler Feb 2019 #14
DeminPennswoods Feb 2019 #15
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2019 #17

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:46 PM

1. Sounds like they agreed to agree.

Which is something, I guess. But it's not an agreement, yet....

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:47 PM

2. ...

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:47 PM

3. Waiting for Nancy's comment

Before i comment!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:50 PM

4. Nita Lowey wouldn't have signed off without Pelosi's ok.

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Response to Bleacher Creature (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:52 PM

5. I figured that too BUT

I'll still wait.

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:24 PM

9. Good point, plus . . .

Nancy usually has something interesting to say, especially when she lays down the law for Trump!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:53 PM

6. Whatever they agree on, dickhead will have to throw a wrench in the works so he will

get a lot of attention.

Like he did last time.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 09:58 PM

7. Yep. My thoughts exactly.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:48 PM

11. All depends

on what Ann and Rush decide

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Response to rpannier (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:35 AM

16. Hannity already called it garbage

 

So we get to see, once again, who wields the power in that putrid party.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 11:11 PM

13. Alot also depends on how much more Russia wants to try and hurt the US as if they order him to

veto it in order to try and cripple the US economy more than he has already done then Trump could reject it.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:00 PM

8. Cue Miller to whisper in Trump's ear.

 

Expect a Friday Tantrum.

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Response to sfwriter (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:49 PM

12. Miller - No

Ann and Rush.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 10:44 PM

10. Does this mean

Mexico is sending the pesos?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 04:40 AM

14. So Trump fucks off to rant to a mob in El Paso, and with him out of the way, government happens

The remaining Republicans manage to behave like grownups when Trump's influence wanes.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 05:45 AM

15. No one wanted another shutdown

Whenever the actual bill emerges, I'm sure it will be supported by both the majority and minority leaders of both parties. None of the leaders, having given their top negotiators authority to negotiate, are going to pull the rug out from under them now. I won't be surprised if the bill passes easily with more than enough votes to override any veto attempt.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 03:26 PM

17. Unless the tangerine Tourette's addled Twitter twit decides otherwise.

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