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Wed Sep 28, 2016, 01:44 PM

Deal reached to keep US government running, help Flint

I wonder - did Obama "take one on the chin" (veto override) for the team?

Great news, anyway!


Source: AP, by Andrew Taylor and Alan Fram

Congressional leaders have broken a stalemate over money to address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, clearing the way Wednesday for a spending bill needed to keep the government running until December. The spending measure also would provide long-delayed money to fight the Zika virus and help Louisiana rebuild from last month's disastrous floods.

House Speaker Paul Ryan said the breakthrough on Flint "will help unlock" the short-term government spending bill, which has been stalled in the Senate.

The deal would avert a potential federal shutdown and comes just three days before the midnight deadline to keep the government open. It caps a lengthy battle over Zika spending, a months' long struggle over Flint, and late pressure to provide flood aid to Louisiana. The politicking and power plays enormously complicated what should have been a routine measure to avoid an election-eve government shutdown.

Democrats argued it's unfair that the water crisis in Flint has gone on for more than a year with no assistance, while Louisiana and other states are getting $500 million for floods that occurred just last month. Democrats have played a strong hand in the negotiations and had leverage because Republicans controlling the House and Senate were eager to avoid a politically harmful shutdown some six weeks to the election.

Read it at: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CONGRESS_RDP?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-09-28-11-26-50

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yallerdawg Sep 2016 OP
Wounded Bear Sep 2016 #1
yallerdawg Sep 2016 #5
Wellstone ruled Sep 2016 #2
yallerdawg Sep 2016 #3
Wellstone ruled Sep 2016 #4
Wounded Bear Sep 2016 #6
Wellstone ruled Sep 2016 #7
yallerdawg Sep 2016 #8

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 01:56 PM

1. I assume the Planned Parenthood funding is in there, too?

That was a blocking point for Repubs last week.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 03:00 PM

5. The ryders related to Planned Parenthood issues...

had been removed already.

Now they cave on Flint funding issue!

The Republican leadership does not want to be sitting on a government shutdown before the election!

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 02:29 PM

2. Sorry to say folks.

Mr. President is right,we just opened the door for Trillions in Law Suits from around the world. Our National hands are not clean in this debate. Might is Right,is not going to cut it.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 02:46 PM

3. But a number of " Congressional reps" are saying...

they will "fix this" in the lame duck session, make it just particular to this one 9/11 situation with Saudi Arabia.

This is going to be one hell of a lame duck session as Obama goes out with a BANG!

Also - what if Saudi Arabia spent a "couple dollars" defending themselves in a US court? What if Obama and Hillary actually did get "the right guy"?

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 02:55 PM

4. Just saying,

this is going to leave one heck of a stain on the USA underwear. Remember what Reagan and the CIA did in Latin America,how about Iraq,and that is just for starters.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 06:39 PM

6. I share your concern....nt

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 07:10 PM

7. Thanks .

Hundreds of years of Treaties and letters of understanding are now in jeopardy.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 07:35 PM

8. Like I said...

could Obama have taken a "quid" on this issue to get a "quo" on funding the government through the election, and all the issues the Republicans dropped?

"Quid pro quo"? Three-dimensional chess?

Obama did not seem worried - and did little about this veto override. In fact, THIS from Obama press secretary seems just a bit of hyperbolic, over-the-top gamesmanship to me, considering the last 6 years:

It's "the single most embarrassing thing the United States Senate has done possibly since 1983," he told reporters after news broke of the Senate's 97-to-1 vote.

Earnest was answering a question about the size of the override, which was the largest margin since the Senate voted 95 to 0 in 1983 to override a veto by former President Ronald Reagan.

I think Obama outplayed them once again! But the game goes on until the lame duck session is over!

http://www.businessinsider.com/josh-earnest-embarassing-senate-override-2016-9

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