Monthly Archives: September 2013

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CD046: Shutdown Assured

In this bonus episode, we take a detailed look at the House GOP’s latest version of the short-term government funding bill which would delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and therefore guarantee that the government will shut down. Continue reading

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CD045: Stop the Shutdown

The Senate edited the House’s version of the short-term government funding bill, stripping out the language that would not-really defund Obamacare. Full details on the Senate’s version, including some surprising good news, and a quick recap of the tiny bit of work the House accomplished this week. Continue reading

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CD044: Pretend to Defund ObamaCare

This week the House of Representatives passed a government funding bill that allegedly “defunds ObamaCare” but… not really. They also tried to cut food stamps, push nuclear power, exempt mining from environmental regulations, and more… Continue reading

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CD043: Nothin’

This week, after Russia took the Syria vote off the House schedule, the House did not fund the government for 2014 despite their September 30th deadline. In this episode, we look at what they did instead.  Continue reading

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CD042: House DHS Funding Bill

In June 2013, the House of Representatives passed their version of a Department of Homeland Security funding bill. The House prioritizes border security and locking up immigrants at the expense of emergency preparedness and the TSA. Details and much more in this episode…  Continue reading