Current make-up in House:
- 232 Republicans
- 200 Democrats
- 3 seats vacant
Current make-up in House:
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Watch to the very end. DON’T EAT OR DRINK!!
What You Need to Know About a Government Shutdown by Congressman Jack Kingston (GA)
Why Are We Here?
In accordance with Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 of the United States Constitution, “no money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in consequence of Appropriations made by law.” The law under which government is currently funded expires at midnight on Monday, September 30.
What Has the House Done?
The House, committed to preventing a government shutdown, has passed three temporary spending measures called ‘continuing resolutions’ which would keep the government open. The first continuing resolution repealed Obamacare, while the second delayed the plan for a year and included conscience protection. The House passed a third compromise measure including a one year delay of the individual mandate, pushing the President, Vice President, and political appointees into the system and removing all taxpayer subsidies for the President, Vice President, Members, and staff.
What Has the Senate Done?
The Senate refused to work this weekend while the House remained in session and Senate Democrats have refused to work with the House to reach agreement. Instead, they have flatly rejected the House’s efforts to prevent a shutdown and refused to offer compromise.
What Has the President Done?
President Obama has refused to engage in negotiations with Congress, opting instead to golf on a taxpayer-funded course over the weekend. While his own Administration has exempted several portions of the law by executive fiat, he refuses to extend those same protections to the American people.
What Shuts Down?
“Non-excepted” parts of the government will be closed, including the Smithsonian museums, national monuments, national parks, and Capitol tours. Certain services such as the expedition of a passport would also cease.
What Stays Open?
Sectors of government deemed “excepted” will continue to conduct business. Therefore, programs written into permanent law (Social Security), functions pertaining to national security or public safety continue to operate.
Does Congress Get Paid?
Members of Congress are paid under constitutional law, and “excepted” congressional staff members receive payment in the form of back pay once the shutdown is over. Other essential federal employees continue to work and have historically received payment after a delay, although it is not guaranteed.
What About Our Troops?
On Saturday, the House unanimously approved a bill proposed by Congressman Kingston along with Reps. Mike Coffman (R-CO), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), and Tom Latham (R-IA) to ensure the payment of our troops and supporting civilian employees or contractors in the event of a government shutdown. On Monday, the Senate followed up with passage by unanimous consent.
Allahpundit at Hot Air pondered why anyone would have EVER wanted to make a movie about “a wronged spouse who became a passable U.S. senator and then a subpar presidential candidate before rising above it all to achieve mediocrity as secretary of state.”
The fund-raising arm of the Dem Party — the Democratic National Committee or DNC – still owes $18.1 million to various vendors and suppliers for the 2012 election season.
Its GOP counterpart – the Republican National Committee or RNC – has $12.5 million saved up for the next campaign cycle.
Posted by Pistol Pete
This is going to be a lengthy post because,as you can imagine,all hell’s poppin’ loose.
Ths Grudge is being shut down as of today as well.Spending hours every day looking for things that may interest you has burned me out on the violence,the bloodshed,people who are supposed to be leading acting like grown up spoiled brats.A president who thinks he’s Julius Caesar,a Sec. of State that acts like Neville Chamberlain,and socialist extremists that rule through bullying and petulance only because a complicit media allows it.I started thinking about shutting down over the weekend when every article seemed to be some leftard hurling insults.I know that’s all they have,but seeing what’s happened to the country we once had just makes me depressed because nobody is going to save us.
I will be back from time to time to post an all-good news thing and comment on what’s here,but it will be awhile before I try this again.
Pfeiffer also said the White House will not negotiate “with people with a bomb strapped to their chest”, called Republican add-ons to a debt-limit bill as “ransom demands,” and declared “it’s not a negotiation if I show up at your house and say give me everything inside or I’m going to burn it down.”
Seriously. He actually said all that. Because like wow man … anyone who disagrees with Obama politically is EXACTLY like a suicide bomber who shows up at your house with a flame thrower!