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Daily Archives: October 16th, 2013

President Barack Obama signs legislation to reopen government and avert default; federal employees directed to return to work

Excerpt: Our latest Republican-instigated manufactured fiscal crisis is over. Finally. From the White House, received moments ago: On Thursday, October 17, 2013, the President signed into law: H.R. 2775, the “Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014,” which provides fiscal year 2014 appropriations for projects and activities of the Federal Government through Wednesday, January 15, 2014.  The effective time for the […]
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U.S. House signs off on deal to reopen the federal government and pay America’s bills

Excerpt: An eleventh-hour agreement negotiated by Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell to reopen the federal government and pay America’s bills was accepted by the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday night after top House Republicans admitted that their attempts to extract a ransom in exchange for simply fulfilling their basic responsibilities as representatives had failed miserably. With […]
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U.S. Senate votes overwhelmingly to reopen federal government and pay America’s bills

Excerpt: At long last, we finally have some decent news out of the Other Washington. By a vote of eighty-one to eighteen, the United States Senate has voted to approve legislation that reopens the federal government through mid-January and allows the U.S. Department of the Treasury to pay America’s bills through mid-February. More than half of […]
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An open letter to the Pacific Northwest members of the House Republican caucus

Excerpt: Editor’s note: The following letter was transmitted by facsimile to the offices of Dave Reichert, Greg Walden, and Mike Simpson this morning. A slightly different letter was sent to Raul Labrador, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, and Doc Hastings, who are known for being hardliners. All of the aforementioned individuals represent (or purport to represent) portions of […]
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