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View Poll Results: What should be the priorities for the US House for the coming year?
slavery reparations 1 3.03%
get Trump's tax returns 2 6.06%
impeach Trump 1 3.03%
Medicare for all 4 12.12%
climate change/green new deal 1 3.03%
renewed investigations of Trump/Russia 0 0%
start a national conversation on race 0 0%
ban assault weapons 1 3.03%
forgive all college debt 0 0%
eliminate ICE 0 0%
other (please specify below) 23 69.70%
Voters: 33. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Yesterday, 04:47 PM
Status: "but it depends on what the definition of "is" is." (set 19 days ago)
 
Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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Democrats took control of the House in Jan 2019, to great jubilation and expectation. Not much really seems to have gotten done in nearly 8 months. Even the infrastructure deal, sought by both Trump and Pelosi, seems to have been still-born.

I did a search for '116th House accomplishments' and came up with virtually nothing.

They passed the 'Butch Lewis Act' (bi-partisan pension reform bill) in July. Sounds good. Govtrack gives it a 3% chance of actually getting signed into law.

Reagan was able to get things done with Speaker Tip O'Neil. Obama was able to get things done with Speaker John Boehner. As far as I can tell, the 116th Congress has done zip, zero, nada.

They did pass a bi-partisan bill to promote ex-US Army Captain Bob Dole to the rank of Colonel. Woo Hoo!

Now there is really about 1 year left to get anything done. After Labor Day 2020, it will be all about the elections. What do you think the priorities should be in the coming year?
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Old Yesterday, 04:54 PM
 
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None of the above. All are unnecessary, untenable and just plain silly !
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Old Yesterday, 04:55 PM
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Apologize to the American people and resign!
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Old Yesterday, 04:57 PM
 
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What does it matter? They've sent 30 some bills to Mitch McConnell - who just hides them in a drawer. The Senate appears to be non-functioning at this point.
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Old Yesterday, 05:00 PM
Status: "but it depends on what the definition of "is" is." (set 19 days ago)
 
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What does it matter? They've sent 30 some bills to Mitch McConnell - who just hides them in a drawer. The Senate appears to be non-functioning at this point.
How about work with him and send him something that is not DOA? It always takes two to tango.
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Old Yesterday, 05:05 PM
 
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Apologize to the American people and resign!
I second that
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Old Yesterday, 05:11 PM
 
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How about work with him and send him something that is not DOA? It always takes two to tango.
No. Those bills should be voted on. Vote them down if that's what the majority wants but at least HAVE A VOTE.
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Old Yesterday, 05:20 PM
Status: "but it depends on what the definition of "is" is." (set 19 days ago)
 
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No. Those bills should be voted on. Vote them down if that's what the majority wants but at least HAVE A VOTE.
There is no requirement in the constitution that they have a vote. If McConnell already knows that something isn't going to pass, why bother?

Why not meet beforehand and work things out? That's what Reagan/O'Neil did. That's what Obama/Boehner did. That's what Paul Ryan and Patty Murray (one of my sens) did with the budget.
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Old Yesterday, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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No. Those bills should be voted on. Vote them down if that's what the majority wants but at least HAVE A VOTE.
The same fate happened to jobs bills passed by House Republicans that never saw the light of day in the Dem controlled Senate during the Obama days. In hindsight... probably cost the election for HRC.
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Old Yesterday, 05:25 PM
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They didn't run on a single selection posted!!!




They should do their damn jobs and work with the Pubs. Instead they are doing the polar opposite of what they were elected to do. Basically, they played three card monty on voters.
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