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Did Your Senator Just Vote To Keep The Government Shutdown? These 18 Republicans Did.

Posted by on Oct. 16, 2013 at 11:39 PM
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The U.S. Senate just voted to end the GOP-led government shutdown. The vote was 81-18, one of the most bipartisan votes held in the upper chamber in recent months. And yes, eighteen U.S. Senators voted to continue the shutdown. And yes, all of them were Republicans.


Millions were affected, directly or indirectly. The U.S. lost $24 billion in estimated economic activity.

Was your Senator one of those who voted to continue the shutdown? Remember the Senators on this list whenever they’re up for re-election. And let them know today how you feel.

LOOK: Ted Cruz: Government Shutdown I Started Was About Fundraising

Remember, it’s not over yet — the House still has to vote — but we’re on the right path.

Here’s the list of Senators who voted to not end the shutdown:

Coburn, Tom - (R – OK)
Cornyn, John - (R – TX)
Crapo, Mike - (R – ID)
Cruz, Ted - (R – TX)
Enzi, Michael B. - (R – WY)
Grassley, Chuck - (R – IA)
Heller, Dean - (R – NV)
Johnson, Ron - (R – WI)
Lee, Mike - (R – UT)
Paul, Rand - (R – KY)
Risch, James E. - (R – ID)
Roberts, Pat - (R – KS)
Rubio, Marco - (R – FL)
Scott, Tim - (R – SC)
Sessions, Jeff - (R – AL)
Shelby, Richard C. - (R – AL)
Toomey, Patrick J. - (R – PA)
Vitter, David - (R – LA)

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-Celestial-
by Platinum Member on Oct. 16, 2013 at 11:40 PM
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Cornyn, John - (R – TX)

Cruz, Ted - (R – TX)


Can't wait for them to be gone in 14...

Analeigh2012
by Silver Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 12:21 AM
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Nope. Be ause my two senators are big ole sticky piles of poo.
Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski
I shall celebrate the day when they are both ousted - Mikulski is such an embarrassment!
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Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Oct. 17, 2013 at 12:22 AM

How many of them are up for re-election in 2014?

grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 1:26 AM
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 Love to burst your bubble.  Only six are up for re-election and Tim Scott will be running in a special election to finish out DeMint's term.

Quoting Sisteract:

How many of them are up for re-election in 2014?

 

PinkButterfly66
by Bronze Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 1:37 AM

Nope but I'll bet one my congressmen did...Eric Cantor.  I would like to find his address and tp his house.

143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 1:54 AM
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None of mine did. 

However, when one stands up for something for 16 days, and then relents without getting 1 sliver of 1 thing that one was digging one's heels in for..large amounts of credibility are lost.

Of course, dictators don't negotiate. 

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 3:06 AM

Why do you care?

nanaofsix531
by Platinum Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 8:07 AM


Kentucky Wins Sweet Deal In $2.9 Billion Budget Bill Earmark

The Huffington Post  |  By  Posted:   |  Updated: 10/16/2013 10:40 pm EDT

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) struck a deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday, averting a potential debt default and reopening the government while leaving the Obamacare virtually untouched, once passed by Congress and signed by the president.

Though the deal comes with concessions from both parties, it also benefits McConnell's home state of Kentucky.

Section 123 of the Senate bill secures $2.918 billion in funding for the Olmsted Lock and Dam Authority for a dam project on the Ohio River being developed by URS Corp., a construction management company. That's a huge boost from the $775 million originally allotted. URS told The Wall Street Journal that the project -- one of the largest taken on by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- would halt without more funding.

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) of Tennessee -- another state benefitting from the project -- said the provision was necessary to preserve $160 million in contracts.

“According to the Army Corps of Engineers, 160 million taxpayer dollars will be wasted because of canceled contracts if this language is not included. Sen. [Dianne] Feinstein and I, as chairman and ranking member of the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, requested this provision. It has already been approved this year by the House and Senate,” Alexander said in a statement to BuzzFeed.

While the earmark is a great deal for McConnell, the funding request reportedly came from President Barack Obama. A McConnell spokesman told The Wall Street Journal that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the funding earlier this year, and that the request came from the White House.

Reid said there's nothing shady about the "so-called anomaly" tucked into the bill.

"This is not an earmark," Reid told reporters. "It saves the taxpayers lots of money."

Reid said the provision enables the Corps of Engineers to continue work on the project, which, in turn, saves taxpayers tens of millions of dollars.

"Had we not done this, the Corps of Engineers would have had to spend before the last day of December $80 million to stop the project," Reid said. "So there's no need to point fingers at anyone. ... It does nothing to running up the deficit. In fact, it saves the government money."

The Senate Conservatives Fund is none too pleased with the deal. The conservative PAC called the move "the Kentucky Kickback," saying it insults families in Kentucky who are against funding Obamacare and raising the debt ceiling.

"This is what's wrong with Washington and it's what's wrong with Mitch McConnell," the Senate Conservatives Fund said in a statement.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) called the provision an "abuse" of McConnell's position.

"One of the tricks around here, one of the abuses around here, is you get a big bill that needs to go forward and needs to pass, and the people try to load it up with things that are important to them," Sessions told reporters. "In the long run, that's not good for the public."

PrimmednPunked
by Silver Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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This shit pisses me off.  Only out for themselves.  

Quoting nanaofsix531:


Kentucky Wins Sweet Deal In $2.9 Billion Budget Bill Earmark

The Huffington Post  |  By  Posted:   |  Updated: 10/16/2013 10:40 pm EDT

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) struck a deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday, averting a potential debt default and reopening the government while leaving the Obamacare virtually untouched, once passed by Congress and signed by the president.

Though the deal comes with concessions from both parties, it also benefits McConnell's home state of Kentucky.

Section 123 of the Senate bill secures $2.918 billion in funding for the Olmsted Lock and Dam Authority for a dam project on the Ohio River being developed by URS Corp., a construction management company. That's a huge boost from the $775 million originally allotted. URS told The Wall Street Journal that the project -- one of the largest taken on by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers -- would halt without more funding.

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R) of Tennessee -- another state benefitting from the project -- said the provision was necessary to preserve $160 million in contracts.

“According to the Army Corps of Engineers, 160 million taxpayer dollars will be wasted because of canceled contracts if this language is not included. Sen. [Dianne] Feinstein and I, as chairman and ranking member of the Energy and Water Appropriations Subcommittee, requested this provision. It has already been approved this year by the House and Senate,” Alexander said in a statement to BuzzFeed.

While the earmark is a great deal for McConnell, the funding request reportedly came from President Barack Obama. A McConnell spokesman told The Wall Street Journal that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the funding earlier this year, and that the request came from the White House.

Reid said there's nothing shady about the "so-called anomaly" tucked into the bill.

"This is not an earmark," Reid told reporters. "It saves the taxpayers lots of money."

Reid said the provision enables the Corps of Engineers to continue work on the project, which, in turn, saves taxpayers tens of millions of dollars.

"Had we not done this, the Corps of Engineers would have had to spend before the last day of December $80 million to stop the project," Reid said. "So there's no need to point fingers at anyone. ... It does nothing to running up the deficit. In fact, it saves the government money."

The Senate Conservatives Fund is none too pleased with the deal. The conservative PAC called the move "the Kentucky Kickback," saying it insults families in Kentucky who are against funding Obamacare and raising the debt ceiling.

"This is what's wrong with Washington and it's what's wrong with Mitch McConnell," the Senate Conservatives Fund said in a statement.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) called the provision an "abuse" of McConnell's position.

"One of the tricks around here, one of the abuses around here, is you get a big bill that needs to go forward and needs to pass, and the people try to load it up with things that are important to them," Sessions told reporters. "In the long run, that's not good for the public."


myheartbeat
by Member on Oct. 17, 2013 at 3:52 PM
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Ted Cruz for president. We need someone not afraid of change for a better USA and bullies.

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