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Paul Ryan just claimed Obama delayed troop pay during 2013 shutdown

Paul Ryan just claimed Obama delayed troop pay during 2013 shutdown

House Speaker said Monday that if the Senate votes to open the government, the House will pass that bill.

"We do so many insane things in Washington, but this is utter madness", Speaker Ryan said on the House floor.

Democrats, for their part, placed the blame on Republicans, pointing to the fact that they are the majority in both the House and Senate to avoid accusations of simply being obstructionists.

Ryan peddled that lie as well in an interview on CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday morning, telling host John Dickerson that Democrats "filibustered" pay for the troops. Ryan said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would introduce a bill that would fund the government through February 8, which Ryan said the House would accept.

He was voted House speaker in 2015.

The federal government shut down on midnight Friday, and Democrats and Republicans have placed plenty of blame on each other since then.

Here's why Japan city used loudspeaker to recall deadly fugu blowfish packages
At least five packages with the life-threatening fish were sold in the city of Gamagori, central Japan, local media report. Two of the packages have been located but three others are still missing, according to municipal official Koji Takayanag.


If the House passes a hard-line Trumpian immigration bill before sending the spending bill over to the Senate, the whole gambit of making Senate Democrats look like the ones being unreasonable on immigration policy could fall apart. Democrats were hoping to spur slow-moving talks on protecting young immigrants who arrived in the USA illegally from deportation.

But most Senate Democrats and some Republicans were expected to oppose the measure when it reaches that chamber later Thursday. Republicans were all but daring Democrats to scuttle the bill and force a shutdown because of immigration, which they said would hurt Democratic senators seeking re-election in 10 states that Trump carried in 2016.

Yet if Ryan caves to Meadows's demand for a vote on what is essentially Trump's immigration policy, he may be sabotaging any chance of a bipartisan immigration deal, which has to happen before the spending crisis is finally resolved (i.e., when the final stopgap bill expires next month).

"If there's a government shutdown - and let's hope there's not - it'd be the Democrats shutting it down", said Sen. "Stop holding children's health insurance hostage". Trump has ended an Obama-era program providing those protections and given Congress until March to restore them, and he and Republicans want any immigration deal to include money for the president's promised wall along the Mexican border and other security measures.

In the event of a shutdown, food inspections, federal law enforcement, airport security checks, and other vital services would continue, as would Social Security, other federal benefit programs and military operations.


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