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The shutdown is over & the debt ceiling postponed; we take a close look at the new law that finally ended the unnecessary crisis.
Links to Information in This Episode
Intro and Exit Music: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)
Music: Now It’s Over by Smile Smile (found on Music Alley by mevio)
Music: Democracy is Dangerous by Thomas Pace (found on Music Alley by mevio)
Text of H.R. 2775, the law that ended the shutdown and suspends the debt ceiling
144 House Republicans – a majority – voted against the new law
The Monsanto Protection Act is officially dead!
Standard & Poors estimates the government shutdown cost us $24 billion.
Senator Frank Lautenberg died in office in June 2013 of pneumonia at age 89.
Frank Lautenberg’s widow was given $174,000 in the new law despite the fact that her late husband’s net worth was between $57 and $117 million.
Olmstead Lock project funding increased by over $2 billion.
Army Corps. of Engineers Olmstead Lock & Dam project summary.
Army Corps of Engineers project description with pictures
Olmstead Locks & Dam Deterioration video
YouTube video of Rep. Chris Van Hollen clarifying that GOP House leadership changed the rules to prevent Democrats from bringing the Senate’s continuing resolution – which would have ended the shutdown – up for a vote.
Dianne Reidy, the stenographer in the House of Representatives, lost her mind and yelled about Freemasons and Jesus during the vote to end the shutdown.
Representatives Quoted in This Episode:
Representatives Mentioned in This Episode:
- Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky
- Senator Diane Feinstein of California
- Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee
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