"Grim Reaper" Mitch McConnell admits there are 395 House bills sitting in the Senate: "we're not going to pass those"

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During a television interview, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that 395 bills sitting in the Senate are not going to be passed.


On Fox News Friday, anchor Bret Baier asked McConnell if Democrats' statements about those bills were true and whether they could move forward. McConnell confirmed that it was the case, but also said that proposed legislation would be rejected.

"It is true," the senator said. "They've been on full left-wing parade over there, trotting out all of their left-wing solutions that are going to be issues in the fall campaign. They're right. We're not going to pass those."

McConnell explained that the bills would not get passed, because the government is divided. He said that instead they "have to work on things we can agree," listing government spending, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada free trade agreement, an infrastructure bill, a parks bill and some environmental issues as examples of bills that they may be able to agree on.

When asked about a bipartisan infrastructure bill, McConnell said that it may not be a "big" bill, because it would "require dealing with the revenue sources that both sides are nervous about raising the gas tax, which is a regressive tax on low-income people."

When asked about legislature regarding prescription drugs, McConnell said that while there are "differences on both sides," there is a chance that the Senate will be able to legislate on the issue.

"It's not that we're not doing anything. It's that we're not doing what the House Democrats and these candidates for president on the Democratic ticket want to do," he said.

McConnell's failure to pass many of the bills that are currently in the Senate has been a frequent target for Democrats, earning him the nickname the "Grim Reaper," from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last December. She has said that bills are sitting in a "legislative graveyard," during this cycle.

"I have news for him," Pelosi said. "He may think they're dead on arrival, but they are alive and well in the general public."

Earlier in the interview, Fox showed clips of Democratic presidential candidates criticizing McConnell for not passing bills.

Discussing issues such as gun control and raising wages, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said the "trouble is, none of it can get past Mitch McConnell's Senate."

"We have a second thing we better be working hard on and thinking about, and that is: take back the Senate and put Mitch McConnell out of a job," Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said on the campaign trail Sunday.

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Post by BigRedRetard » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:20 pm

"I have news for him," Pelosi said. "He may think they're dead on arrival, but they are alive and well in the general public."

No they aren't.

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Biker wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:13 pm
So?
I thought you hated Federal employees who get paid too much money for doing nothing?
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Biker wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:13 pm
So?
I for one am outraged. :roll:

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Party over country right traitors?

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'Do Nothing Democrats' :roll:

Don't you love the projection?
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Post by BigRedRetard » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:54 pm

I bet you have to pass them to find out whats in them.

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Post by CHEEZY17 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:56 pm

Bills dying the senate is an entirely new concept. It literally has never happened before. All you have to do is look at when the Democrats controlled the senate...they voted on every single bill. Every g-damned one.
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BigRedRetard wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:54 pm
I bet you have to pass them to find out whats in them.
Nope, The Senate is free to read all of them.
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CHEEZY17 wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 8:56 pm
Bills dying the senate is an entirely new concept. It literally has never happened before. All you have to do is look at when the Democrats controlled the senate...they voted on every single bill. Every g-damned one.
Where the dems known as "The party of no" or was that the republicans? :o
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Nobody here knows what American Political Party was named "The party of no"? I guess I'll google it.
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Post by CaptQuint » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:20 pm

Senate GOP Pledge to Block Dems' Legislation
DECEMBER 1, 2010

Senate Republicans intend to block action on virtually all Democratic-backed legislation unrelated to tax cuts and government spending in the current postelection session of Congress, according to a letter recently delivered to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pledging to carry out that strategy, which was signed by all 42 Republican Senators.

"We write to inform you that we will not agree to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to any legislative item until the Senate has acted to fund the government and we have prevented the tax increase that is currently awaiting all American taxpayers," reads the letter.


"With little time left in this Congressional session, legislative scheduling should be focused on these critical priorities. While there are other items that might ultimately be worthy of the Senate's attention, we cannot agree to prioritize any matters above the critical issues of funding the government and preventing a job-killing tax hike," the letter continues.

If carried out, it would doom Democratic-backed attempts to end the Pentagon's practice of discharging openly gay members of the military service and give legal status to young illegal immigrants who join the military or attend college.



Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has made both measures a priority as Democrats attempt to enact legislation long sought by groups that supported them in the recent midterm elections.

The revelation came as a handful of Republican leaders met President Obama at the White House Tuesday, for what Mr. Obama described as a "productive" discussion about how to bridge gaps between the two parties on tax cuts and other policy matters.

Mr. Obama and the senior GOP members emerged from the White House with an agreement to begin negotiations on a compromise to "break through this logjam," as the president put it, on how to extend the Bush-era tax cuts that expire at the end of the year, but CBS Radio News White House correspondent Mark Knoller says, in reality, they found little common ground.

In a statement on Wednesday, Reid lambasted the GOP for employing what he described as a strategy of obstruction. "Republicans have simply put in writing the political strategy they have pursued over the last two years: obstruct and delay critical help for struggling Americans, and then blame others for the problems they refuse to solve," Reid said. "This strategy is very cynical but very obvious and transparent."

A nuclear arms treaty with Russia that President Obama wants ratified would not be affected by the GOP Senators' letter, since any debate would take place under different rules than those that apply to legislation. Even so, its passage is not assured as Republicans are seeking concessions from the White House.



"The START treaty will be done by Christmas," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said definitively, calling the international disarmament pact, "tremendously important for our security."

In a Wednesday press briefing, Gibbs added that he was "not hung up on their letter."

Senate Democrats need 60 votes to overcome any delaying tactics, and the commitment of all 42 Republican Senators will likely thwart their legislative efforts.

Democrats' chances of passing politically charged legislation will dim when the new Congress convenes in January, since Republicans will take control of the House and gain more Senate seats.

The letter comes after comments by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and others in his party that the voters made it clear in the elections they want lawmakers to focus on economic issues.

"Despite what some Democrats in Congress have suggested, voters did not signal they wanted more cooperation on the Democrats' big-government policies that most Americans oppose," McConnell and incoming House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, wrote in an op-ed article published in the Washington Post.

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Damn, it was Senate Republicans
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Not sure what you're point is. Sometimes "No" is the correct answer.
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CHEEZY17 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:34 am
Not sure what you're point is. Sometimes "No" is the correct answer.
"No" would require a vote. The party of sitting on your hands doing nothing would be more accurate.
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Post by CHEEZY17 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:38 am

CaptQuint wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:36 am
CHEEZY17 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:34 am
Not sure what you're point is. Sometimes "No" is the correct answer.
"No" would require a vote. The party of sitting on your hands doing nothing would be more accurate.
Meh. 6 of one...
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Post by CaptQuint » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:51 am

CHEEZY17 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:38 am
CaptQuint wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:36 am
CHEEZY17 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:34 am
Not sure what you're point is. Sometimes "No" is the correct answer.
"No" would require a vote. The party of sitting on your hands doing nothing would be more accurate.
Meh. 6 of one...
Yeah, I guess trannies playing sports is much more pressing concern then election security
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Post by Antknot » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:19 am

CaptQuint wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:51 am
CHEEZY17 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:38 am
CaptQuint wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:36 am
CHEEZY17 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:34 am
Not sure what you're point is. Sometimes "No" is the correct answer.
"No" would require a vote. The party of sitting on your hands doing nothing would be more accurate.
Meh. 6 of one...
Yeah, I guess trannies playing sports is much more pressing concern then election security
Does one of them require photo I'd to vote? Thought dems were against that.

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Post by CaptQuint » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:23 am

Antknot wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:19 am
CaptQuint wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:51 am
CHEEZY17 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:38 am
CaptQuint wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:36 am
CHEEZY17 wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:34 am
Not sure what you're point is. Sometimes "No" is the correct answer.
"No" would require a vote. The party of sitting on your hands doing nothing would be more accurate.
Meh. 6 of one...
Yeah, I guess trannies playing sports is much more pressing concern then election security
Does one of them require photo I'd to vote? Thought dems were against that.
I believe the bills pertain to election security for paper backups and foreign interference. But multiple bills are sitting on Mitch McTurtles desk. Photo ID isn't a major concern as in person voter fraud is rare.
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Post by Charliesheen » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:43 am

Who cares?

Divided government is a beautiful thing. When the parties agree we the taxpayers get fucked up the ass. Like running a trillion dollar deficit during a strong economy.

Time for another shutdown.

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Post by AnalHamster » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:13 am

Charliesheen wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:43 am
Who cares?

Divided government is a beautiful thing. When the parties agree we the taxpayers get fucked up the ass. Like running a trillion dollar deficit during a strong economy.

Time for another shutdown.
The republicans were able to run the deficit up to a trillion during a strong economy because you did not have divided government, you had republican government, which means more spending and less taxation to pay for it, every time. Are you seriously just going to let the people who duped you just dupe you again with exactly the same bullshit?

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Post by Charliesheen » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:18 am

A spending bill must be created, debated and passed to fund the programs and operations of each Cabinet-level agency. Per the Constitution, each spending bill must originate in the House. Since the House and Senate versions of each spending bill must be identical, this always becomes the most time-consuming step in the budget process.
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Post by AnalHamster » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:32 am

Charliesheen wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:18 am
A spending bill must be created, debated and passed to fund the programs and operations of each Cabinet-level agency. Per the Constitution, each spending bill must originate in the House. Since the House and Senate versions of each spending bill must be identical, this always becomes the most time-consuming step in the budget process.
Sheesh don't you ever tire of kicking your own ass?
Are you retarded? The traitorous gop had all 3 branches and used that to push through the tax cut and spending increases that pushed the deficit to a trillion dollars. Whenever the gop gets the opportunity it blows up the deficit with tax cuts for the rich with the claim they will pay for themselves, how are you still falling for it?

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Post by Charliesheen » Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:33 am

New rule: Every member of Congress who voted to give the most corrupt, unhinged, and unstable president in history $738 billion to fight endless wars, fund a bogus space force, and put our troops at risk must never tell us that we cannot afford Medicare for All or a Green New Deal," Warren Gunnels, Sanders' senior adviser, tweeted Wednesday night. "Ever."
Pork is pork. Between Nancy and Chuckie they have 60 years slopping the trough. Trump caught on early what it takes to stay in power. Dims didna much better job when they had control of government. Thank God we churn the house and 1/3 of the sánate every 2 years. It's a brilliant system.

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DeFiCiTs dOn'T MatTeR

Sin The GOP
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