In the hours before the government shutdown, the crisis could have been averted. We take a look at the hours before the deadline and see what Congress has done since they slammed the government’s doors shut.
Links to Information in This Episode
Who to call to end the shutdown:
The bills that passed before the shutdown: (CR = Continuing Resolution)
- Bill #1: The House CR that didn’t really defund
Obamacarethe Affordable Care Act (Episode CD044)
- Bill #2: The Senate CR that has not had a vote yet in the House (Episode CD045)
- Bill #3: The House CR that delays the Affordable Care Act for year (Episode CD046)
- Bill #4: The House CR that delays the Affordable Care Act & kills
employer-paid health benefitssubsidies for Congress and their staff.
- Bill #5: The House bill that requests a conference committee with Senate
The bills that have passed the House of Representatives since the shutdown:
- Bill #6: Funds National Parks and some museums
- Bill #7: Funds operations in Washington D.C.
- Bill #8: Funds veterans benefits
- Bill #9: Funds the National Institutes of Health
- Bill #10: Funds the National Guard and reserves
Representatives quoted in this episode who lied on the floor of the House of Representatives regarding a not-real Congressional exemption from the Affordable Care Act:
- Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina
- Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado
- Rep. Tom Cotton of Arkansas
- Rep. Kenny Marchant of Texas
- Rep. Phil Roe of Tennessee
- Rep. Andy Barr of Kentucky
The Republicans refused for six months to go to conference & work out the budget differences with the Senate.
Representatives quoted in this episode who claimed that Democrats refused to compromise:
Representatives quoted in this episode who ran with the ‘negotiate’ talking point:
- Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina
- Rep. Rob Woodall of Georgia
- Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania
- Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas
- Rep. Marlin Stutzman of Indiana
- Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina
- Rep. James Lankford of Oklahoma
- Rep. Andy Harris of Maryland
- Rep. Susan Brooks of Indiana
- Rep. Steve King of Iowa
The individual mandate – the key to the Affordable Care Act – was a Republican idea
Consequences of a default caused by a refusal by House Republicans to raise the debt ceiling
Roll Call’s list of items the House Republicans are considering attaching to a debt ceiling bill.
The House plans to vote on bills that deregulate Wall Street as soon as the spotlight is gone.
H.R. 992: The bill that deregulates the derivatives market
Report that explains why the House Financial Services Committee wants to deregulate the derivitives market
H.R. 2374: Prevents regulations that protect 401(k) retirement accounts
Report that explains why the House Financial Services Committee wants to stop 401(k) protecting regulations
Representatives Quoted in This Episode