13 Things The GOP Has Tried To Keep Running Through The Shutdown

Since the government shutdown officially kicked in, the Republicans have been working to reopen and continue funding for many parts of the federal government, but the democrats have refused to negotiate. Here are a few examples. posted on

1. War Memorials

HJ Res. 70 would have opened all of our national parks and museums, including the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC that was initially closed to veterans by the administration. This attempt was blocked by senate democrats, and the measure received a veto threat from President Obama.

2. Survivor’s Benefits for Families of Slain Soldiers

HJ Res. 91 ensures that death benefits to families of fallen troops will continue to be disbursed during the government shutdown. The senate democrats have yet to act on the measure.

3. Back Pay for Federal Workers Furloughed Due to the Shutdown

HR 3223 provides for compensation of federal employees furloughed due to Senate Democrats’ government shutdown. This is similar to bipartisan legislation enacted during previous shutdowns. This legislation is pending action in the senate.

4. The District of Columbia

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HJ Res. 71 allows our nation’s capital to continue operating using its own funding. It was blocked by senate democrats and received a veto threat from President Obama.

5. The National Institute of Health

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HJ Res. 73 provides funding for the National Institute of Health, which is responsible for lifesaving medical innovations and cancer research. The measure to continue lifesaving practices going received a veto threat from President Obama, and it has been blocked from further progress by senate democrats.

6. Military Benefits and Services for Veterans

HJ Res. 72 provides immediate funding for critical veterans benefits and services, including disability claims, education and training, and more. The measure was blocked by senate democrats and received a veto threat from President Obama.

7. FEMA

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HJ Res. 85 provides immediate funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It was blocked by senate democrats and received a veto threat from President Obama.

8. SNAP and WIC Programs

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HJ 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.” President Obama has threatened to veto the measure and Senate Democrats are blocking it from moving further. It seems democrats are channeling their inner Dikembe Mutombo…

9. The FDA

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HJ Res. 77 provides immediate funding for the Food and Drug Administration. It has been blocked by Senate democrats and received a veto threat from President Obama.

10. Head Start Programs

HJ Res. 84 provides critical education funding to support Head Start programs across the country. The measure was blocked by senate democrats and received a veto threat from President Obama. Anyone? Anyone?

11. The FAA

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HJ Res. 90 provides immediate funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This was also blocked by Senate Democrats and received a veto threat from President Obama.

12. Regular Pay Periods for Non-Furloughed Workers

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HJ Res. 89 ensures that federal employees who are still on the job during Democrats’ shutdown are paid on time. The measure was blocked by senate democrats and received a veto threat from President Obama.

13. A Bipartisan, Bicameral Group to Negotiate, Resolve Differences, Re-Open the Government, and Address the Federal Debt

The ‘Deficit Reduction and Economic Growth Working Group Act’ was initiated by HR 3273, but was blocked by senate democrats and received a veto threat from President Obama.

The GOP Has Tried, the Democrats Have Cried

I think it’s pretty clear who wants to keep the government running and get our nation’s fiscal house in order, and who is trying to inflict as much pain as possible.

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