Punk: You can't shame the shameless. Lashed to a pulp by Congressman Weiner, bloodied and broken, unable to stand the shame of it, the republicans withdrew in confusion to ponder the awful truth of his words... Sure they did.
^Depends on your point of view. The parliamentary maneuver the Dems used did require a 2/3 majority to have the 9/11 responders bill pass. My understanding is that they did this to avoid having the Republicans attach poison pill amendments to the bill.
So, why precisely did the Republicans not vote for it when they couldn’t attach amendments? Was there some reason we shouldn’t be providing for folks who selflessly responded to the emergency and now have heath problems as a consequence of breathing pollutants that the Bush administration EPA insisted were not there (even though they were)?
April 12, 2017