Here we go again. The last shutdown rested with the GOP tea party. Now it’s the Dems refusing to fund the CR because of their Dreamers cause, as Sen. Blumenthal recently spoke to.
Last night I did my civic duty and emailed Senators Sanders (I) and Leahy (D) and gave them my views with an emphasis on the negative impact shutdowns have on veterans and the active military.
The Senate is in session, live on C-span (LINK); Senators McConnell and Schumer have been meeting. No “deal,” but there may be a vote tonight anyway. It will take 60 votes to pass a short term funding bill. Trump will either sign or veto a bill if they send him one.
They all speak with weasel words.
Well, we’re not supposed to engage in partisan politics here–there is too much of that going on in D.C.. But your/our influence counts so whatever your opinion is–to fund the government short term (a yes vote), or not to (a no vote)–I would urge you to let your senators know your opinion on this shutdown via your senator’s official website contact form. Your yays and nays will be counted, discussed, and archived.