Nevada delegation reveals its priorities and political posturing

Trump signs spending bill

All of Nevada’s Democratic delegates to Congress voted to continue the federal government “shutdown” rather than trust the Republicans to bring to a vote the issue of amnesty for illegal immigrants.

The House voted 266-150 for a stopgap spending measure to fund the government until Feb. 8. The Senate voted 81-18 on the measure.

“It’s about time that Democrats came to their senses and made the decision to end their political games that led to the Schumer Shutdown. Their filibuster of legislation that would open the government, pay our troops, and fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was reckless and an example of Washington dysfunction at its worst. Because of their political posturing, Democrats sacrificed our national security, paying our troops, and care for this country’s most vulnerable children. It was particularly disappointing that for days, Senate Democrats blocked a vote on a piece of legislation that not only would have avoided a government shutdown and pay our troops, but contained many priorities – like CHIP and delaying the Cadillac tax – that they actually support. In fact, the legislation passed today is the same bill that was initially proposed last week with the exception of moving up the next deadline by eight days,” said Sen. Dean Heller.

His Democratic opponent this year, Rep. Jacky Rosen, showed where her priorities lie by stating, “I remain deeply disappointed by the systematic failure to address the critical issues facing this Congress, and I believe the only path forward to stop this dysfunction is a meaningful commitment to bipartisan problem-solving. Congress needs to work across the aisle to protect Nevada’s Dreamers and TPS workers, fund our community health centers, and pass a long-term budget that provides certainty for our government, our military, and our economy. … I will keep working across the aisle and fighting for a permanent solution in Congress that fixes President Trump’s cruel decision to end the DACA program and safeguards these young people.”

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto had a similar take on what is more important to her, “President Trump created a manufactured crisis when he ended Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Now, thousands are losing their jobs, their status, and their livelihoods. President Trump and Senator McConnell, when faced with the decision to bring up a long-term, bipartisan budget to address issues like providing health care for low income kids, funding our military, putting Dreamers on a pathway to citizenship and addressing the growing opioid epidemic, chose to hold Americans hostage and shutdown the government. … Dreamers cannot wait.”

Lame duck Rep. Ruben Kihuen, himself once an illegal immigrant, had this to say, “While I am pleased that today will end four months of Congressional Republicans’ holding nearly 9 million CHIP recipients hostage, I cannot support the legislation that passed the Senate earlier this afternoon. Unfortunately, this deal hinges upon the word of a Senator with a long history of breaking his promises and going back on his word. I cannot support a continuing resolution that fails to provide a permanent solution for DREAMers, fails to reauthorize funding for community health centers that serve nearly 90,000 Nevadans and 26 million people across the country, and fails to provide disaster relief to Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Texas, California, and Florida.”

 

Priorities, priorities. Who represents who?

 

10 comments on “Nevada delegation reveals its priorities and political posturing

  1. Rincon says:

    When dealing with a party that refused to consider any Supreme Court nominee or over 200 other federal judges for a year, why would Democrats trust them to do anything? I can’t believe they were gullible enough to pass it over a mere promise – as if Republicans would never lie.

  2. Rincon says:

    It’s off the subject, but I just read a list of the 5 most and least educated states and guess what? All 5 least educated states are red and all 5 most educated states are blue. That explains a lot!

  3. Rincon says:

    Oops, forgot the reference: http://www.newser.com/story/254474/2/the-5-most-least-educated-us-states.html I may be educated, but not necessarily sharp.

  4. Steve says:

    “All 5 least educated states are red and all 5 most educated states are blue. That explains a lot!”

    No, it only supports your belief structure.

    Education and intelligence are not one and/or the same.

  5. Educated or indoctrined?

  6. Bill Shuster says:

    This is Nevada politics at its finest???? Tine to drain our desert, swamp!

  7. Rincon says:

    Intelligence without education is like a car with an engine, but no transmission.
    The most likely explanation isn’t that the people in the top 5 are smarter than those of the bottom 5, but that people in liberal states receive better educations – or that better educated people tend to vote liberal.

  8. Steve says:

    Interesting, Abe Lincoln would tend to disprove that statement, Rincon.

    He had no, formal, education.

    Your belief structure is self supporting.

  9. STORMY DANIELS says:

    Steve Wynn is a lying, leathery, gross-ass ugly little scumbag who deserves to die in prison. And what’s up with the Grecian Formula, sick Stevie soon-to-be prison bitch? Everyone knows you’re 90, you fascist freak! 🐘💩💥

  10. Republican Scumbag SCOTT BAIO - Charles In Charge of Child Molestation says:

    I don’t deserve to die in prison.
    I deserve another sitcom.
    Just because that lying little whore is making up fake news stories about what I did or didn’t do to her in that garage, who cares?!? I’m motherfucking CHARLES IN CHARGE, bitch (of your days AND your nights)! 🌙

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