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Thu Nov 9, 2023, 03:36 PM Nov 2023

'We're ungovernable': House Republicans nix votes on two funding bills as shutdown deadline nears [View all]

Source: NBC News

Nov. 9, 2023, 12:48 PM EST / Updated Nov. 9, 2023, 1:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON — House Republicans closed out the week by canceling votes on two party-line funding bills in the span of 48 hours, a setback for new Speaker Mike Johnson and a sign of persisting dysfunction in the chamber ahead of a key funding deadline.

They pulled a transportation-housing bill late Tuesday as some coastal Republicans opposed cuts to Amtrak. And they yanked a financial services and general government measure on Thursday morning that included divisive anti-abortion language.

It's a step backward for Johnson, R-La., who had hoped to show progress on appropriations bills championed by his party's conservative wing in order to secure their votes to pass a short-term bill that would keep the government open beyond the Nov. 17 deadline. And it shows how ungovernable the House continues to be after right-wing Republicans ousted Speaker Kevin McCarthy over complaints about his handling of government funding.

"I don't think the Lord Jesus himself could manage this group," said Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Texas. He added that he would pray for the new speaker as the House adjourned for a long weekend. "We’re still dealing with the same divisions we always have had," said another House Republican. "We’re ungovernable."

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/-ungovernable-house-republicans-nix-votes-two-funding-bills-shutdown-d-rcna124441

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Pray less, work more relayerbob Nov 2023 #1
Exactly Rebl2 Nov 2023 #14
Pray hard, dudes. ananda Nov 2023 #2
Lord Jesus would kick these clowns outta the halls of Congress C_U_L8R Nov 2023 #3
Having second thoughts about their anti-abortion strategy since Tuesday's blue wave? JudyM Nov 2023 #4
But the fucksticks managed to subpoena Beau Biden's widow CanonRay Nov 2023 #5
Why in heaven's name did they do that? Hekate Nov 2023 #20
Probably because they first subpoenaed Beau Biden's ghost DFW Nov 2023 #25
Sounds likely enough, all things considered Hekate Nov 2023 #33
The same reason Starr's Whitewater probe meandered all over the place... JHB Nov 2023 #32
Seems perfectly reasonable considering the type of 'Christianity' they actually practice Attilatheblond Nov 2023 #38
Prayer isn't the solution, it's the problem. KPN Nov 2023 #6
Sounds like they need to start censuring and ejecting the worst of the worst Warpy Nov 2023 #7
Frankly, they would probably make their lives easier if they pursued some votes from Democrats GregariousGroundhog Nov 2023 #10
The Man from Bakersfield is from a very red district, so I'm not sure if he has the leeway you imagine Hekate Nov 2023 #22
And THOSE Traildogbob Nov 2023 #11
It's all Kabuki theater. Unfortunately, there's an actual job to do. usonian Nov 2023 #8
Sending them thoughts and prayers SouthernDem4ever Nov 2023 #9
Anyone else think the media is purposefully suppressing positive stories about Biden? Linda Ed Nov 2023 #12
Definitely Rebl2 Nov 2023 #15
Constantly mahina Nov 2023 #35
Ungovernable and MOMFUDSKI Nov 2023 #13
Dear Repukes, please stop blaming this shit on Jesus. He's got nothing to do with it! FakeNoose Nov 2023 #16
The part of 'UN...' Luck Counts Nov 2023 #17
Oh, please. Don't come whining to me, asswiipes. Go to your Dear Leader. CTyankee Nov 2023 #18
Zero surprise, zero new news - when exactly have republicans governed NoMoreRepugs Nov 2023 #19
I will say again and again: Repukes can't govern sakabatou Nov 2023 #21
I blame the idiots that voted for these people Johonny Nov 2023 #23
thirty years of this nonsense and cut social programs . cut their salaries to one buck, dont get me started . AllaN01Bear Nov 2023 #24
Do nothing; know nothings Captain Zero Nov 2023 #28
The ones who elected the MAGAts are happy Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2023 #26
Republicans think "government is the problem" because they suck at it. n/t Beartracks Nov 2023 #27
"ungovernable'"?? More like utterly unqualified for service Novara Nov 2023 #29
The "nobody tells ME what to do" crowd. calimary Nov 2023 #30
Two days after Old Crank Nov 2023 #31
Maybe Jesus doesn't like you. nt Hotler Nov 2023 #34
In totally unrelated news, the House will get a long weekend as Speaker Johnson travels to Paris Midnight Writer Nov 2023 #36
Government doesn't work. Elect us and we'll prove it. - The GOP Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2023 #37
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