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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Thompson Statement on House Passed Measures to Fund Government, End Stalemate

Thompson Statement on House Passed Measures to Fund Government, End Stalemate
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today issued the following statement on the status of the government shutdown and efforts in the U.S. House to fund critical government services and operations.

“In addition to passing three separate continuing resolutions to fund the government prior to the lapse of appropriations, the House has passed, with bipartisan support, eight separate bills to fund critical government operations,” said Thompson. “Even though many of my Democrat colleagues in the House have supported these measures, the Senate has denied consideration of almost every proposal.”

“The American people are suffering under the shutdown and taxpayers are being neglected as the Senate refuses to do its job,” Thompson added.  

The House on Saturday voted unanimously to retroactively pay back federal employees furloughed due to the shutdown. Following the vote, Thompson delivered remarks from the House floor on the eight separate funding bills that passed the House over the last week.    

“These measures should have received the support of every member. They are bills that should have passed the Senate and made their way to the President’s desk,” stated Thompson. “Let’s end this stalemate and move forward with the people’s business.”
A chronological list of House and Senate actions since October 1, 2013:
OCTOBER 1, 2013
House appointed negotiators to a formal House-Senate conference to fund the government.
http://www.speaker.gov/sites/speaker.house.gov/files/votes_negotiations.pngPay Our Military Act (H.R. 3210): ensures our troops would be paid in the event of a government shutdown. (Passed in the House 423-0).
http://www.speaker.gov/sites/speaker.house.gov/files/votes_house-pass_senate-pass_potus-sign.pngOCTOBER 2, 2013
Provide Local Funding for the District of Columbia Act (H.J. Res. 71): allows our nation’s capital to continue operating using its own funding. (Passed in the House by voice vote).
http://www.speaker.gov/sites/speaker.house.gov/files/votes_house-pass_senate-block_potus-veto.pngOpen Our Nation's Parks and Museums Act (H.J. Res. 70): opens all of our national parks and museums, including the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC that was initially closed to veterans by the administration. (Passed in the House 252-173)
http://www.speaker.gov/sites/speaker.house.gov/files/votes_house-pass_senate-block_potus-veto.pngResearch for Lifesaving Cures Act (H.J. Res. 73): provides funding for the National Institute of Health, which is responsible for lifesaving medical innovations and cancer research. (Passed in the House 254-171)
http://www.speaker.gov/sites/speaker.house.gov/files/votes_house-pass_senate-block_potus-veto.pngOCTOBER 3, 2013
Pay Our Guard and Reserve Act (H.R. 3230): ensures the government shutdown doesn’t affect pay for our National Guard and Reserve. (Passed in the House 265-160)
http://www.speaker.gov/sites/speaker.house.gov/files/votes_house-pass_senate-block_potus-veto.pngHonoring Our Promise to America’s Veterans Act (H.J. Res. 72): provides immediate funding for critical veterans benefits and services, including disability claims, education and training, and more. (Passed in the House 259-157)
http://www.speaker.gov/sites/speaker.house.gov/files/votes_house-pass_senate-block_potus-veto.pngOCTOBER 4, 2013
National Emergency and Disaster Recovery Act (H.J. Res 85): provides immediate funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). (Passed in the House 247-164)
http://www.speaker.gov/sites/speaker.house.gov/files/votes_house-pass_senate-block_potus-veto.pngNutrition Assistance for Low-Income Women and Children Act (H.J. Res. 75): provides immediate funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. (Passed in the House 244-164)
http://www.speaker.gov/sites/speaker.house.gov/files/votes_house-pass_senate-block_potus-veto.pngOCTOBER 5, 2013:
Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act (H.R. 3223): provides for compensation of federal employees furloughed due to the government shutdown. This is similar to bipartisan legislation enacted during previous shutdowns. (Passed in the House 407-0)

11 comments :

Anonymous said...

No No NO...the American people are suffering because the GOP lead House allowed the government to shut down because the White House and Senate refused to delay or defund The Affordable Health Care Act. And now that the Act has already proven to be more wildly popular than even the White House anticipated, the GOP lead House has to blame the Dems and the White House for the shutdown. Let there be no mistake, we all know whose fault this shutdown is. The GOP allowed this to happen because they were determined that the Health Care Act be stopped before the American people had a chance to realize what a good thing it actually is - that the end of the world message the GOP has been spouting is nothing but lies. We blame you and your Republican croonies for this, as well we should . We are not stupid.

Anonymous said...

The House GOP:

Can I burn down your house?

No

Just the 2nd floor?

No

Garage?

No

Let's talk about what I can burn down.

No

YOU AREN'T COMPROMISING!

Anonymous said...

These are all a smokescreen and mean NOTHING. It like voting to repeal Obamacare so many times. Stop screwing around and do your job, which does not mean issuing these lameass press releases. You are paid a ton of money with perks too numerous to mention here; earn it!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Paying people not to work.

(Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act (H.R. 3223): provides for compensation of federal employees furloughed due to the government shutdown. This is similar to bipartisan legislation enacted during previous shutdowns. (Passed in the House 407-0)

Stellar financial management and decision making by you all.
Mike Fowler
Austin, PA


Anonymous said...

Wow 3:23:00 You are really drinking the Kool-aid.

Anonymous said...

Have you first 3 that made a comment signed up for obama care ? I would bet none of you have and none of you ever will just like most democrats. Obama care is the best thing ever for every one else but not themselves!

concerned citizen said...

I commend Congressman Thompson. Senator Reed, Nancy Pelosi, and our sad excuse of a Republican leader, John Boehner should follow Congressman Thompson's example. To all our representatives Republican or democrat, Stop Obama Care! If it is not good enough for our representatives and business's who have been given waiver's by our President, clearly it is a failed socialist system. Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, and all the brave men representing our Republic, stand strong, do not give up! Do not vote to raise the debt ceiling. Cut the budget as so many of the citizenry have had to do. God Bless America.

Anonymous said...

9:57 you sound like most conservatives.

Arguing with an empty chair filled with your imagination.

Anonymous said...

Did it ever occur to any of you good Republicans out there that your party wants to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act NOT because they believe it will fail but because they KNOW it will be successful. And they can't have that. They have spent far too much time telling you all what a disaster it will be. They can't have egg on their faces at the end of it, can they? And, no matter what the cost to the American people, they will absolutely NOT tolerate what they conceive to be a win for President Obama. If they were really so certain the Affordable Health Care Act was going to be a disaster, they would be MORE than happy to let it go into effect, destroy the lives of all Americans and destroy this nation (as they claim it will). Then when the American people are so disgusted this this debacle, they would vote in all Republicans in 2014, the Republican Party would control the government and could then repeal it. But they wanted to repeal it BEFORE it took effect, BEFORE people realized that this is really a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Oct. 6 @ 1:12 @ 2:45 like i said sign up or shut up ! I was talking to a obama lovin hard core democrat yesterday about obama-care he said and i quote(I wouldn't sign up for that garbage no way!) So what does that tell ya!

Anonymous said...

The Senate hasn't passed a budget in years. So why should the House fund uncontrolled, undocumented spending?
I'm glad the fed govt is shut down. I wish more of it was shut down, since less than 20% of it actually is.
As for the "Affordable Care Act"? Voting on a bill that contains taxes without having read the bill is Taxation Without Representation. Shame on the entire Congress for allowing this bill to be considered, much less become law.
Now we get to pay for this boondoggle, oh, except for the Obama cronies, unions and Congress who have been exempted. I say every law should apply to all equally, especially all govt workers.