Pelosi: Dems will oppose short-term spending bill

December 7, 2017

pelosinancy_113017gn7_leadHouse Democrats will oppose a short-term spending bill when it comes to the floor Thursday afternoon, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said hours before.

The announcement puts the onus on GOP leaders to gather the 217 votes they’ll need to pass the measure largely on their own –– a feat they’ve been unable to accomplish on a long list of budget bills going back to 2011, when they took the House gavel.

With government spending set to expire at the end of the day Friday, Congress is racing to pass a two-week extension before that deadline –– an effort to buy them more time to negotiate a larger deal to fund the government through next September.

Pelosi said Democrats have no interest in a government shutdown, but they can’t support the GOP’s continuing resolution (CR) because it omits a long list of provisions the Democrats consider must-pass this year, including protections for so-called “Dreamers” and funding for the opioid crisis, hurricane and wildfire relief, veterans issues and pension protections.

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Jose says:

    I will live WITHOUT my military retired pay, SSN and other benefits but will not support any politician who caves in to daca (aka just another caca the demonc rats want for the votes) so they can take over and contradict everything President Trump proposes.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP: Show the demonc rats that you still have them (are not castrated) and “We, the people” stand behind you on this – NO DACA.

  • mike says:

    let it shut down-no daca. NO more costal progressive BS. Time to cowboy up republicans.

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