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Wed May 26, 2021, 09:34 PM

GOP senators warn they may block China competition bill, angry over lack of amendments

Source: CNN

Several Republican senators raised fresh doubts Wednesday that enough of them would join Democrats in breaking a filibuster of the Endless Frontiers Act, a bipartisan bill aimed at boosting US competitiveness with China that faces a key procedural vote Thursday.

Their comments came after a GOP lunch where there was a "robust conversation" over concerns Republicans have not gotten enough votes on their amendments as they try to reshape the bill. They also contradict comments from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who earlier Wednesday said "pretty good progress" had been made on amendments.

Republicans complained that Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Democrats were blocking their amendments despite pledges of an open amendment process.

"There is a general sense that we are going to stick together and demand an open process like Sen. Schumer promised," said Sen. John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/gop-senators-warn-they-may-block-china-competition-bill-angry-over-lack-of-amendments/ar-AAKq8HO?li=BBnbfcQ&ocid=DELLDHP



Do these amendments have anything to do with the bill or are they riders attached over some totally unrelated topic like so many riders are?

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2021 OP
msongs May 2021 #1
OAITW r.2.0 May 2021 #2
Lonestarblue May 2021 #6
pecosbob May 2021 #3
Grokenstein May 2021 #4
Cosmocat May 2021 #5
George II May 2021 #7

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 09:45 PM

1. u want amendments? then vote for the voting rights bill first

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 26, 2021, 10:08 PM

2. Selling out this country, 1 vote at a time.

They must hate their kids to condemn them to an anti-socialist, dystopian society. Or maybe their families don't really like them, so this is payback.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #2)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:40 AM

6. They're all wealthy. Their kids will move to another country after their parents trash this one.

Or their wealth will just insulate them from any negative effects of totalitarian government. Even dictators need money to keep those helping them be dictators happy. There are exceptions, but Iíve long believed that most ultra wealthy people actually have no guiding political principles and no concerns about who is in charge or the form of government. They just want to know that their money controls the person in charge and gives benefits to them to maintain their wealth and power no matter what happens to the rest of the country. The Koch Foundation is a good example. They just want no government and thus no taxes to support a government.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 12:43 AM

3. Elections have consequences...sit down and shut the eff up.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 03:35 AM

4. GQP: "BIDEN'S SELLING US OUT TO CHINA!"

Also GQP: "We refuse to make America competitive with China, unless we get everything we ever wanted!"

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 07:21 AM

5. WTF knows. They just have ginned themselves up into such a delusional

bunker mentality with democrats they will find, most times flat out make up, reasons to oppose what we are doing.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 27, 2021, 09:22 AM

7. They're all pretty much off-topic, just around the fringes of the actual bill. And republicans...

....have voted down some Democratic amendments, too.

You can see the detail of the amendments and the votes here:

https://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/vote_menu_117_1.htm

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