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Grassley on Senate Democrats Blocking Appropriations

Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa

On Senate Democrats Blocking Appropriations

Monday, November 18, 2019

The minority leader is so committed to his campaign rhetoric, calling the Senate a political graveyard, that he’s killing the House-passed appropriations package that funds our troops.

Leader McConnell has twice moved to take up the House bill that funds the Pentagon as well as the Departments of State, Health and Human Services, Energy, Education and others, only to be blocked by Democrats.

The minority leader claims to be shocked and outraged that the Senate isn’t taking up partisan messaging bills from the House when it’s very normal for both Houses to not take up every bill passed in the other chamber.

But, one thing we have got to do is fund the government.

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