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
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.
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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