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Yesterday during remarks to reporters, President Obama said no party has a monopoly on good ideas and demanded the House of Representatives reopen the government. He also reiterated his stance that he will not negotiate over the budget or the debt ceiling and told Congress to "do its job" to fund the government.

But the fact is, the House of Representatives has already passed more than a dozen pieces of legislation funding the government. Here is a list courtesy of Speaker John Boehner's office:

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SEPTEMBER 20, 2013

 Continuing resolution (H.J. Res. 59): keeps the government running at current spending levels and strengthens our economy by defunding the president’ health care law. (Passed in the House 230-189)

 SEPTEMBER 28, 2013

 Continuing resolution (H.J. Res. 59): keeps the government running at current spending levels and strengthens our economy by delaying the president’s health care law by one year, and permanently repealing ObamaCare’s tax on pacemakers and children’s hearing aids. (Amendment #1 Passed 248-174 | Amendment #2 Passed 231-192)

 Pay Our Military Act (H.R. 3210): ensures our troops would be paid in the event of a government shutdown. (Passed in the House 423-0)

 SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

 Continuing resolution (H.J. Res. 59): keeps the government running at current spending levels; ensures there’s no special treatment for Congress under the president’s health care law; and delays ObamaCare’s individual mandate, providing all Americans with the same relief the president has given big businesses. (Passed in the House 228-201)

 Continuing resolution (H. Res. 368): insists on plan to fund the government running at current spending levels; ensure there’s no special treatment for Congress under the president’s health care law; delays ObamaCare’s individual mandate, providing all Americans with the same relief the president has given big businesses; and requests a formal House-Senate conference to resolve differences. (Passed in the House 228-199)

 OCTOBER 2, 2013

 Provide Local Funding for the District of Columbia Act (H.J. Res. 71): allows our nation’s capital to continue operating using its own funding. (Passed in the House by voice vote).

 Open Our Nation's Parks and Museums Act (H.J. Res. 70): opens all of our national parks and museums, including the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC that was initially closed to veterans by the administration. (Passed in the House 252-173)

 Research for Lifesaving Cures Act (H.J. Res. 73): provides funding for the National Institute of Health, which is responsible for lifesaving medical innovations and cancer research. Click here to see Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) comments about this effort. (Passed in the House 254-171)

 OCTOBER 3, 2013

 Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act (H.R. 3230): ensures the government shutdown doesn’t affect pay for our National Guard and Reserve. (Passed in the House 265-160)
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 Honoring Our Promise to America’s Veterans Act (H.J. Res. 72): provides immediate funding for critical veterans benefits and services, including disability claims, education and training, and more. (Passed in the House 259-157)

 OCTOBER 4, 2013

 National Emergency and Disaster Recovery Act (H.J. Res 85): provides immediate funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). (Passed in the House 247-164)

 Nutrition Assistance for Low-Income Women and Children Act (H.J. Res. 75): provides immediate funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, which “serves nearly 9 million mothers and young children,” and provides “vital nutrition that poor families might otherwise be unable to afford.” (Passed in the House 244-164)

 OCTOBER 5, 2013

 Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act (H.R. 3223): provides for compensation of federal employees furloughed due to Senate Democrats' government shutdown. This is similar to bipartisan legislation enacted during previous shutdowns. (Passed in the House 407-0)

 OCTOBER 7, 2013

 Food and Drug Safety Act (H.J.Res. 77): provides immediate funding for the Food and Drug Administration. (Passed in the House 235-162)

 OCTOBER 8, 2013

 Head Start for Low-Income Children Act (H.J.Res. 84): provides critical education funding to support Head Start programs across the country. (Passed in the House 248-168)

 Deficit Reduction and Economic Growth Working Group Act (H.R. 3273): creates a bipartisan, bicameral working group charged with beginning negotiations, resolving the differences between the House and Senate, and helping re-open the government and address our debt. (Passed in the House 224-197)

 Federal Worker Pay Fairness Act (H.J. Res. 89): ensures that federal employees who are still on the job during Democrats' shutdown are paid on time. (Passed in the House 420-0)

The only piece of legislation the Senate took up and that Obama signed is the Pay Our Military Act, everything else has been rejected.


http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/10/09/list-of-legislation-passed-by-the-house-to-end-the-government-shutdown-n1720013?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

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Re: List of Legislation Passed by the House to End the Government Shutdown
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 12:00:00 AM »
He's not going to budge on the ACA. In his eyes that is his defining achievement, and he'd probably go down swinging before he let it go.

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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 12:17:36 AM »
He's not going to budge on the ACA. In his eyes that is his defining achievement, and he'd probably go down swinging before he let it go.

Agreed. So let him own it.
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2013, 12:19:13 AM »
Agreed. So let him own it.

That's what I've been saying from the start. If conservatives are right about Obamacare they should just let him hang himself with it. If it's a huge flop and ends up being a failure it will reflect very badly on the Democrats.

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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2013, 12:33:42 AM »
That's what I've been saying from the start. If conservatives are right about Obamacare they should just let him hang himself with it. If it's a huge flop and ends up being a failure it will reflect very badly on the Democrats.

The big problem is for it to reflect badly on the Democrats, you need a mirror. The media is meant to be that mirror and they are singularly failing in their job right now. If you pick any 10 news feeds - at random - 9 of them will be blaming the Republicans for the shut down. That list of bills the Senate is sitting on? Never mentioned. The promise by the President to veto these bills? Never mentioned.
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2013, 12:37:00 AM »
The big problem is for it to reflect badly on the Democrats, you need a mirror. The media is meant to be that mirror and they are singularly failing in their job right now. If you pick any 10 news feeds - at random - 9 of them will be blaming the Republicans for the shut down. That list of bills the Senate is sitting on? Never mentioned. The promise by the President to veto these bills? Never mentioned.

All we can do is hope that common sense prevails.  ^-^

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Re: List of Legislation Passed by the House to End the Government Shutdown
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2013, 12:49:58 AM »
No!  Reason is this is all a plan to stick us all in Single Payer Healthcare.  In other words GOVERNMENT Healthcare...  then they will not only control 1/3 of the economy this will give government the right to tell you what to eat, drink, and more.  I guess if you don't mind living in a totalitarian society then you'll love it - but pray you don't get sick.
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Re: List of Legislation Passed by the House to End the Government Shutdown
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2013, 02:35:46 AM »
There is enough hubbub now about Obamacare that one would think that the verbal defense of it would be stronger than it has been...the defenders are simply stonewalling, saying it is the law so follow it or else.  It makes me wonder if all that effort will come in the pivot from Obamacare to single payer...arguing it is the only workable solution to the cost of Obamacare plans.  Certainly most of those horror stories are from people who thought they'd save money or that the plan would be free for them.  So that cohort would certainly jump at a "free" national health program.
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Re: List of Legislation Passed by the House to End the Government Shutdown
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2013, 04:14:12 AM »
The last time republicans controlled Congress and the White House, government grew; spending grew, entitlements grew, debt grew.

Republicans and Democrats: two sides of the same big government coin.
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2013, 04:18:35 AM »
Yeah, you can keep flipping that coin. But you won't get a different result.
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Re: List of Legislation Passed by the House to End the Government Shutdown
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2013, 08:45:35 AM »
All we can do is hope that common sense prevails.  ^-^

As the saying goes, your common sense and my common sense are not necessarily the same.  Besides, common sense in Washington is an oxymoron. :chairbang:
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Re: List of Legislation Passed by the House to End the Government Shutdown
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2013, 09:56:48 AM »
The last time republicans controlled Congress and the White House, government grew; spending grew, entitlements grew, debt grew.

Republicans and Democrats: two sides of the same big government coin.

You, I like you. I think you may be onto something there. :laugh:
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