House Votes For Short-Term Funding Bill That Includes Border Security…

The House of Representatives voted tonight to include $5.7 billion for border security in a spending bill after President Trump warned them he would veto the spending bill without it.  Despite prior claims by Democrats the bill passed 217-185.

The bill now goes to the senate where Mitch McConnell, the GOP Decepticon caucus, and Chuck Schumer previously refused to consider border security.  If Schumer, McConnell and the Decepticons reject the bill it will likely lead to a partial government shutdown.

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346 Responses to House Votes For Short-Term Funding Bill That Includes Border Security…

  1. Dr.Jay says:

    Why would this be voted down by the Senate when the Republicans have a majority in the Senate?

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      Gee, I can’t imagine why.

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    • Santiago 1314 says:

      Got to have 60 votes in the Senate to Pass a Procedural Hurdle, (Break Filibuster)… Then it can be Passed by 50 (+Pence)

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    • DonL says:

      Technical reasons or, that old standby–“it’s for the chilluns”.

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    • Dr.Jay says:

      Hmm. Still makes no sense. Trump will veto anything else, so why bother?

      Just resubmit the one approved by the House again and again. In case it is not allowed to resubmit the exact same one, then just add a single sentence with a counter, re-vote in the the House and resubmit. Just to show them that resistance is futile.

      Sometimes you simply have no choice but to bang their heads into a wall and simply keep on doing that until they shout: enough!

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    • publius69 says:

      The republicans need 60 votes in the Senate to achieve cloture. Cloture is an arcane Senate rule that gives the minority party power to stop legislation from moving on to the floor for a final vote without some bipartisan support.

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      • notfaded1 says:

        Or Mitch can go nuclear!

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      • Dr.Jay says:

        Well the only option is to treat them like the little children that they are.
        Just vote by majority and if they filibuster then simply wait them out. No other proposal get’s trough, it’s just a matter of making them understand.
        One day they will cave.

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        • sDee says:

          The only option, really, is to treat them as the traitors they are.

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        • DGC says:

          There used to be a time when a fillibuster meant exactly that: ALL other legislation stops being considered and the Senators who are fillibustering MUST speak continuously on the merits of the specific bill until either cloture or they die; no breaks for food, water, sleep or bio-breaks in the bathroom. My preference is for the later, especially since most of the members of the Senate – Dems especially – are physically feeble and weak after having spent decades of their lives doing nothing but screwing the country!

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    • Walt says:

      Because Republicans:

      1. Don’t want a wall either — illegals are cheap labor; or,
      2. Hate President Trump; or,\
      3. Both 1 and 2.

      Details depend on the R. Congressman. And yes, VERY few of them actually want to get anything done. The goal is to stay at the trough, not carry out a pro-American agenda.

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    • JAMES says:

      Because it takes 60 votes for it to pass which means 10 democrats have to vote yes

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  2. teaforall says:

    8 GOP Vote NO
    NO VOTES Justin Amash (@justinamash )Mich Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck )CO Carlos Curbelo (@RepCurbelo )FL Will Hurd (@HurdOnTheHill )TX Erik Paulsen (@RepErikPaulsen )MN Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (@RosLehtinen )FL Fred Upton (@RepFredUpton )MI David Valadao (@RepDavidValadao )CA
    Remember they chose Illegals over Americans

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    • AnneRene says:

      These are members of The UniParty

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    • Jederman says:

      Aided and abetted by the CoC? It would be interesting to see where their reelection campaign (retirement) funds come from.

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    • DGC says:

      Justin Amashn is one of those open borders, free market absolutists from the Ayn Rand wing of the GOP. He makes the CATO Institute look like protectionists by comparison.

      Why don’t we just start calling globalists what they really are: mercenaries, with no loyalty to anyone but the highest bidder?

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      • Zippy says:

        “free market absolutists”

        That’s one of the reasons I ditched the Libertarian Party – their religious belief in “free markets” that DON’T EXIST and have NEVER existed at the macroeconomic level.

        Also, their unrealistic anti-Realpolitik stance, as if the rest of the world would stop using military force to forward their geopolitical goals if we stopped doing so.

        “Why don’t we just start calling globalists what they really are: mercenaries, with no loyalty to anyone but the highest bidder?”

        Lets call them what they are – primarily multinational corporations which, unlike when US corporations dominated world trade after WWII with CEOs that remained patriotic, owe no allegiance to any particular country, only to profit. THIS:

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    • Lanna says:

      Buck is not my rep but he’s been around for years as a state and federal prosecutor, even ran for governor IIRC, eventually elected to the House in 2015. I heard him speak at a TEA Party meeting, ’09 or ’10. He was very adamant about border security.

      He ran for re-election to the House in 2018 and said then he supported President Trump’s policies, including border security. Looks like that was a lie.

      My district flipped and next year my rep will be a dem, Jason Crowe, who ran same as Conor Lamb of PA did, former military and loudly proclaiming what are considered to be traditional republican values. He was outed time and time again by RNC advertising but got elected anyway. I even know some damn fool repubs who voted for him. I’m sure that when he gets to DC he’ll vote in lock step with the rest of the dems.

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      • The_Real Bob W. says:

        Ken Buck, for those in a position to’ve been paying attention, is a swamp creature of the worst stripe, who’s finally wriggled his way to the national stage. “Way back when,” he was a county District Attorney, who showed his True Colors (to me, anyway) when he became a shill for other local swamp creatures seeking to graft an “uber taxing bureaucracy” atop 8 (or so) pre-existing local municipalities’ taxing authorities. The “justification” for the effort was in direct violation of Colorado’s State Constitution (ref: “Tabor Amendment”). The highlight (Not!) of the (failed) bureaucratic effort was a public meeting “starring” Mr. Buck pontificating beyond his allotted time of 15 minutes, as to how necessary this was…with nary a mention of “Tabor Amendment” OR “State Constitution.” It was the only time in my life I witnessed a roomful of ~200 strangers collectively unanimous. The blowback was nearly incendiary.

        Mr. Buck has remained in the political game only for himself ever since, so far as this observer has seen. His vote yesterday comes as no surprise. (And, no, I’ve never voted for the man.)

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      These are House Reps, not Senators.

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  3. DonL says:

    About now, it would be nice to hear Trump say; any Republicans who vote no, dump them next election.

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    • lemmus1 says:

      …4 of the 8 are not returning already

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    • sDee says:

      They must be dumped in the next GOP Primary….. BUT….even before that, they must be rejected in our local GOP Precincts, Districts and State meetings/conventions.

      The Uniparty is ensured a supply of Statist politicians because the GOP machine does its bidding at the local levels.

      America needs two Parties. WE must become the GOP or this will never end. That starts by each of us signing up as Precinct Chair.

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  4. Santiago 1314 says:

    Veto Beto… He’s so Last Year.!!!

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  5. God Bless President Trump and For The wall,

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  6. getfitnow says:

    Never underestimate our president. This is the reason the left has lost it´s mind. They still don´t get it and that continues to work in Trump’s favor. MAGA

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  7. Bogeyfree says:

    Question, Since the bill passed the House, can McConnell wait until Jan 2 when the R’s have 53 vs 51 senators and then vote on the bill the house passed in Dec? This way they have a better chance at getting to simple majority (assuming McConnell changes the rules) even with a couple of traitors and Coker’s votes has been replaced by a loyal R.

    Or do all bills die at the end of the Congress term and would it need to be begun anew by the house again Come Jan which is a non starter then?

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    • anniefannie says:

      Die

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    • DGC says:

      The bill would die with this congress if not passed before the next one is seated.

      To be clearer, the GOP will lose even more ground the after the 2020 election if they fail here. No wall absolutely guarantees further losses for them. Not for POTUS Trump, but for the GOP stupid party. It will NOT be forgotten by the base – now President Trump’s base – and the Democrats will continue to win with even more illegal votes brought in unchallenged by useless GOP hacks.

      This is so painfully obvious, yet they clearly don’t care or lack any testicular fortitude. That is why I despise the vast majority of them as unprincipled and self-serving as the Democrats. The number of them who are courageous can be counted on your hands. At least the Democrats aren’t so stupid to consistently ignore their own voter base.

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      • Zippy says:

        “with even more illegal votes”

        With the leftward shift of political demographics thanks to massive immigration from the 3rd world, legal and illegal, since the greatest favor the Kennedys ever gave the Dem party was eneacted, the 1965 Immigration Act, they won’t need “illegal” votes.

        Notice the red states turning blue? A probably too late border wall, real immigration reform and border security is the only way to stop that. Hell, just near zero cost mandatory E-Verify with prison time for employers who don’t use it would help by making it more difficult for illegals to get jobs, but they can’t even manage to pass that which should show you how all of the talk, now and for decades prior, is just that, talk.

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  8. theresanne says:

    Why not make the Dems actually filibuster instead of just using it as a threat. Then, when they’re done, pass the bill with a simple majority.

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  9. Rynn69 says:

    Does this specifically say 5.7 billion for the BORDER WALL and not BORDER SECURITY?! PDJT needs to make sure it is absolutely clear.

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  10. shirley49 says:

    Do not understand why these Rhinos cannot see the good Trump has done so far and the massive support Trump has amongst Republicans and some Dems which would also affect them in a positive way were they to support him

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  11. Rynn69 says:

    “BORDER SECURITY” IS NOT “BORDER WALL”! Can anyone clarify if it specifies the money is to be for a border wall – not “border security” as tweeted out by Steve Scalise?

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    • Pied Piper says:

      “Border security” are weasel words. They will mean something when it becomes necessary for them to mean something. Until then, they mean nothing, ESPECIALLY “border wall”.

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    • ezpz2 says:

      I was wondering exactly that too, Rynn69. I don’t trust these congress critters, with the exception of a handful of good ones, e.g., Jim Jordan.

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  12. SmileyFtW says:

    Are the “NV” counts telling? 11 R; 20 D.

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  13. pnj01 says:

    Of course, if the Dems filibuster the bill, they show who is really shutting down the Government. The Republicans want a vote on a CR to keep the Government open and the Dems want to filibuster. Even a weak-kneed mumbler like Ryan and/or McConnell should be able to sell that one.

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  14. TRProst says:

    Is the $5B for the border wall for all of fiscal year 2019 or part of the CR that expires in February? I have yet to see that reported.

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  15. mashall says:

    Corrupt Mtich McConnel could have used the Nuclear option to forward the MAGA America First Agenda right after the Election.
    He is totally exposed to the observant.
    He refused and gave a chinless, spineless, intelligence insulting, pathetic excuse, effectively calling the MAGA electorate, idiots,
    Kentucky, Vote him out. Rid us of this this Fifth Column Globalist.
    If he doesn’t jump at the MAGA whip snap, fire the Taiwan with Red China “on the side” Chao!
    Chop!
    Chop!
    Time’s a wastin’
    MAGA Now more than ever!

    Now,
    Get out their and have a Safe Merry Christmas,
    and Burns some Koran’s
    for they Command the Destruction of Christians.

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  16. Zippy says:

    Pentagon says war in Afghanistan costs taxpayers $45 billion per year
    6 Feb 2018

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/pentagon-says-afghan-war-costs-taxpayers-45-billion-per-year

    Cost of War in Syria Is Rising
    11 Apr 2018

    http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2018/04/11/Cost-War-Syria-Rising

    The Defense Department expects to spend roughly $15.3 billion in Syria next year (2019), the highest level yet, with the State Department accounting for another billion in foreign aid.

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  17. Mr. T. says:

    If Mitch really wants to get this bill passed in the house that includes border funding, he should set it up so it only needs a simple majority to make it pass. Something tells me the loser won’t do that.

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  18. Rick Mincey says:

    Because it takes 60 votes for it to pass which means 10 democrats have to vote yes

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  19. mugzey302 says:

    Arghhhh. These bullheads are SO tedious!!

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  20. Anonymous says:

    Wall!

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