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  •  According to a few Repukes I've heard recently, (12+ / 0-)

    they passed some appropriations bills. They were DOA when they reached the Senate, so they must have been winners. That's why all they can do is pass continuing resolutions. Also, they rarely show up to work, and then only vote to name post offices and court houses-----and----wait for it----repeal Obamacare.

    •  Do we know how many, if any, of the GOP (2+ / 0-)
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      HappyinNM, Jay C

      appropriation bills had either anti ACA or anti woman provisions stuck into them.  It would not be surprising if they did, and if that had a good bit to do with why they are gathering dust. It's not only CRs, which are usually limited to the formulation of the budget for the prior year to be continued, including, (sigh) sequestration, which can have poison pill provisions in them, when Rs are doing the writing.

      •  Every one of them. (2+ / 0-)
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        skohayes, TrueBlueMajority

        It's like punctuation.
        What we see as 42 attempts to defund and repeal ACA, they see as appropriations bills.
        Same was true with their "jobs" bills, every one of them consisted of Repeal ACA and Cut Taxes in different wording, no actual jobs involved.

        If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

        by CwV on Sun Sep 29, 2013 at 01:44:11 PM PDT

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      •  It's easy to find out, but I'm not particularly (1+ / 0-)
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        sfbob

        interested. The Senate has the same responsibility to pass appropriation bills as does the House. If the Senate failed to even try to pass something that could be reconciled in the Conference Committee, they must have been irreparable. And we see how well the Repukes in the House compromise.

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