In The Face Of Republican Obstruction, Dems Work To Get Their House In Order

September 21, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 20: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) talks with reporters after a pair of votes at the U.S. Capitol on September 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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September 21, 2021

Today, the House is expected to vote on the continuing resolution that loops together funding the government for a few months and suspending the debt ceiling through December 2022.

Based on a flood of negative reactions yesterday — punctuated with hearty guffaws, folksy anecdotes and regurgitated leadership talking points — Republican senators will block it in the Senate.

The asymmetry of the two parties is glaring at this juncture: Republicans can risk voting against the bill because they’re confident Democrats won’t let the country default on its debt.

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Today, the House is expected to vote on the continuing resolution that loops together funding the government for a few months and suspending the debt ceiling through December 2022.

Based on a flood of negative reactions yesterday — punctuated with hearty guffaws, folksy anecdotes and regurgitated leadership talking points — Republican senators will block it in the Senate.

The asymmetry of the two parties is glaring at this juncture: Republicans can risk voting against the bill because they’re confident Democrats won’t let the country default on its debt.

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