The Senate Rejects House Amendments to Spending Bill; Gov’t Shuts Down at Midnight

The Senate Rejects House Amendments to Spending Bill

The Senate voted today to reject the House GOP’s amendment to defer ObamaCare for one year. The provision was killed by an all-Democratic vote earlier today. The House GOP’s amendments also included a Conscience Clause, or an opt-out for contraceptive coverage.

The ball is back in the House GOP’s court. Unless there is a last minute change of heart by the House GOP leaders, the government will shut down at midnight tonight.

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) stands by his decision not to accept a spending bill that does not include provisions to delay or defund ObamaCare for at least one year.

President Barack Obama said he was not resigned to a shutdown and plans to continue talking to congressional leaders.

From the Washington Post:

The Senate rejected House amendments to a short-term spending bill Monday, killing a provision that would delay President Obama’s health-care law and moving the U.S. government closer to its first shutdown in nearly two decades.

The Senate vote came shortly after Obama said he was not resigned to a shutdown and plans to continue talking to congressional leaders.

The 54 to 46 party-line vote made good on a vow by Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) to reject a funding bill approved by the House early Sunday because it would delay Obama’s signature 2010 health-care law for one year and repeal a tax on medical devices.

Immediately after the Senate convened Monday afternoon, Reid moved to table the House amendments. That exercise required a simple majority and was accomplished solely with Democratic votes.

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    24 Responses to “The Senate Rejects House Amendments to Spending Bill; Gov’t Shuts Down at Midnight”

    1. 1
      luVn_liFe... says:

      This is so a.s.s backwards.

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      A.J. says:

      :no: so sad.

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      BoringMale says:

      Sounds good to me, Yall keep this chit in mind when it comes time to spend your money at all these white businesses. Only one reason why all this extra high school stuff going on. Sad thing is it aint even about money or health which should be the focus.

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      Its just asinine! they want to shut the Gvnmt down to stop Aff.Hlth.Care Act
      that already has funding in Place.
      As well as shutting down the Gvnmnt is going to cost the United States more all the way around.

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      Nawhh It aint about either of that BoringMale

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      Caramel Rain says:

      The so-called “conscience clause” would allow employers and insurers to opt out of preventative care for women which they find objectionable on moral or religious grounds. That prominently includes birth control, which most insurers are required to provide for free under current Obamacare rules.

      With this move, House Republican leaders would give any employer or group health plan the ability to opt out of contraception coverage for the next year. That time frame syncs up with the larger measure in which this is included: a one-year delay of Obamacare provisions not yet in effect

      FYI.. I had to look it up.. Jacked from CNN

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      100% usa made! says:

      Ooh Lawd :pray:

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      BoringMale says:

      Nawhh It aint about either of that BoringMale

      What if Obama was white??? Did Clinton go through any of this? Im sure, I didnt really follow politics in middle school – high school which is when Clinton was in office. I dont remember him having all this trouble, but I could be wrong.

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      Afiya says:

      MANN, these fukkers play too damn much :mad:

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      Caramel Rain says:

      They just want to control women’s bodies. The Republicans do not like women. Period.

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      Sandra Rose says:

      @ BoringMale: Bill Clinton knew better than to go against the will of the people. That’s why he was so loved by the people in more ways than one. ;)

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      Caramel Rain says:

      BUt they wont refuse to pay for Viagra? That’s BS.

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      100% usa made! says:

      so since the government is shut down, do I still have toy pay my taxes outta my check. Ain’t nobody to collect the money right. Automatic deposit is a rip off in these situations. Maybe if the folks we voted into office had their paychecks stopped and family benefits stopped, maybe they would come up with a solution instead of shutting down the government.

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      BoringMale says:

      @ BoringMale: Bill Clinton knew better than to go against the will of the people. That’s why he was so loved by the people in more ways than one. ;)

      ——–

      Which people? Those people or us people?

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      BoringMale says:

      JeniefromBlock

      ???? Whats up?

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      Gigi26 says:

      UMMM Sandra a GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN did happen under the Clinton Administration :yes:

      And not only that, the act that POTUS got passed is the essentially the same bill that the Clinton’s failed to get passed while in Office :yes:

      No shade to the Clinton’s…I love em the same but lets call a spade a spade. They want to tarnish a Black President’s sole legacy. At all costs.

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      Buttercup says:

      My Facebook News Feed is littered with people being concerned about not getting their food stamps. Good thing there wasn’t social media the last time(s) the government shut down during the Clinton Administration. This is mass pandemonium, and half of those crying foul don’t even understand checks and balances and certainly won’t show up to vote in non-presidential year elections :facepalm:

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      100% usa made! says:

      :newpost:

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      Sandra Rose says:

      Gigi26 says:

      UMMM Sandra a GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN did happen under the Clinton Administration
      __________________

      It wasn’t his fault. :coffee:

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      Sandra Rose says:

      100% usa made! says:

      so since the government is shut down, do I still have toy pay my taxes outta my check.
      _________________

      Yes, you do … unless you’re a member of Congress.

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      luVn_liFe... says:

      Sandra Rose says:

      Gigi26 says:

      UMMM Sandra a GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN did happen under the Clinton Administration
      __________________
      It wasn’t his fault.~
      ~

      ~
      LMAO Sandra!!

      @hershey they just said troops will still get PAID

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