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Tue May 28, 2019, 01:27 PM

Disaster aid stalls again in House after second Republican lawmaker objects

Source: Washington Post

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) objected to a $19.1 billion disaster aid package on Tuesday, derailing House leaders' bid to quickly pass legislation that would send federal support to victims of natural disasters. Massie joins Rep. Chip Roy (R-Tex.), who was the lone representative to object Friday when House leaders made their first attempt at passing the measure. Roy objected because lawmakers left out the funding President Trump had requested for operations along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Despite the lack of border funding, President Trump said the Senate had his support when it overwhelmingly voted to advance the measure Thursday. The Senate vote came after months of gridlock, in which lawmakers and Trump fought over funding for Puerto Rico and other issues. The objections to the disaster aid bill further delays legislation that would send assistance to victims of Western wildfires, Midwestern flooding and hurricanes that hit the Southeast and Puerto Rico, as well as to other disaster-affected areas across the country.

House lawmakers left Washington last week, but leaders were able to advance the bill by "unanimous consent," a maneuver that allows for quick passage of legislation with only a few members present. A single objection is enough to block a bill from passing by unanimous consent. Massie called it "legislative malpractice" to pass the legislation without a full vote of the House, and he faulted Democrats for having sent members home for the Memorial Day break. If Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) "considered this must-pass legislation, why did she send everyone on recess?" Massie said Tuesday.

House lawmakers began leaving town last week before the Senate announced a bipartisan deal to move the measure. The full House is not scheduled to return to Washington until June 3.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/05/28/disaster-aid-stalls-again-house-after-second-republican-objects/?utm_term=.218eaa3a0776



These are some mean fuckers.

And right now, there are disasters going on with the catastrophic flooding and tornadoes in the MW that have been unrelenting and the GOP is holding up money for disasters that happened MONTHS and MONTHS ago.

The House is trying to do a "unanimous consent" on this to move it without a voice or roll call vote because they won't be back in session until next week.

Original article -

By Washington Post Staff
May 28 at 2:22 PM

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) objected to a $19.1 billion disaster aid package on Tuesday, derailing House leaders' bid to pass the bill by unanimous consent. Massie joins Rep. Chip Roy (R-Tex.), who was the lone representative to object Friday when House leaders made their first attempt at passing the measure.

The Senate passed the disaster bill last week with President Trump's support.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2019/05/28/disaster-aid-stalls-again-in-house-after-second-republican-lawmaker-objects/?utm_term.546a82e3a6b1

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:29 PM

1. Republicans do not care.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:31 PM

2. Disasters seem to be hitting the red states hardest so I hope voters there are waking up.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:34 PM

3. Do a roll call vote so that people in the area that are underwater or get hit with a twister........

know how a republican feels about other human beings and nature............................vote these assholes out......................

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:36 PM

4. These guys are all publicity whores.

This no name from Kentucky, saw the air time the no name from Texas got and he jumped on the bandwagon to get his name out there.

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Response to redstatebluegirl (Reply #4)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:58 PM

9. Just 60 or so miles north of the KY border, Dayton, OH got hit with 3 tornadoes

There is nothing stopping tornadoes from tearing up residential neighborhoods there too and then he'd do a Ted Crudz with a hand out for money when his constituents break down his door.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:37 PM

5. Are Democratic candidates keeping a list of their names for their campaign stops in those states?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:43 PM

6. And then there is this fucking libertarian pin head ...........................

Arkansas governor wonders why his state is flooding as he celebrates weakened environmental laws

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR) accidentally demonstrated why short-term thinking may not even be great in the short term.
Josh Israel
May 28, 2019, 11:14 am

Arkansas, like much of the country, is currently experiencing massive damaging floods. Its governor, Republican Asa Hutchinson, joined Fox News on Tuesday to lament the huge damage the deluge has caused — moments after praising the Trump administration’s environmental deregulation.

Hutchinson — who has a long record of opposing almost all climate and environmental protections — was first asked whether President Donald Trump deserves credit for his state’s improving economy. He responded that it was Trump’s environmental deregulation that has helped fuel Arkansas’ growth.

“There has been a totally different approach to the economy under President Trump: the regulations have been reduced,” Hutchinson explained approvingly. “He’s given more authority back to the states, in terms of environmental regulations. We can protect our environment. It doesn’t have to all come from Washington.”

Hutchinson ran for office in 2014 vowing to fight against the Obama administration’s clean power plant requirements, which aimed to cut carbon dioxide emissions 30% by 2030.

https://thinkprogress.org/arkansas-governor-says-trumps-environmental-deregulation-is-great-laments-his-states-flooding-98be49de26dd/

I wonder if good old Chip and Massie think or have a soft spot for pin head Hutchinson.....................nope..............throw that state right under the bus along with there own.................

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:46 PM

7. Hopefully the next damaging storms hit his district.

Bootstraps people, bootstraps.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 01:49 PM

8. Does this mean that the blue states can have the money back that they were paying to support the

red states?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 02:56 PM

10. I ask you, is this something one of our nation's enemies would do if they had the chance?

Republicans = Enemies of the United States of America = Traitors.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 03:39 PM

11. I'm from Louisville

The Ohio River floods, tornadoes happen, and ice storms can devastate the power lines in winter. Remember the tornado of 1974? It hit my parents' house.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #11)

Wed May 29, 2019, 09:34 AM

13. I remember

I was in it.

This guy is an asshole, but please don't ask our state to be smited (is that a word?) because he is.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue May 28, 2019, 04:01 PM

12. Hoping people in Florida remember how GOP cares little

 

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2019, 09:48 AM

14. So, let it be known; let it be written. The GOP obstructs disaster aid. nt

 

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