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October 01, 2013


Democrats Reject Piecemeal Funding Strategy

Roll Call: "House Republicans tried to soften the blow -- in reality and politically -- of a government shutdown Tuesday with bills that would provide funding for veterans, for national parks and for the District of Columbia. But Democrats said no."

"Republicans tried to pass the three bills under suspension of the rules, in which a two-thirds majority is required. But Democrats, who characterized them as face-saving measures after forcing a government shutdown, refused."












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