House GOP Taking Steps to Fund Our Government
October 3, 2013
“Republicans continue to listen to the American people and take steps to keep critical parts of the government running,” said Speaker Boehner.
Here’s a running tally of recent measures passed by the House of Representatives, almost all of which are being blocked by Senate Democrats and President Obama who refuse to negotiate with Republicans to fund our government. We’ll continue to add to this list in the days ahead.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
SEPTEMBER 28, 2013
Continuing resolution (H.J. Res. 59): keeps the government running at current spending levels and strengthens our economy by delaying the president’s health care law by one year, and permanently repealing ObamaCare’s tax on pacemakers and children’s hearing aids. (Amendment #1 Passed 248-174 | Amendment #2 Passed 231-192)
SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
Continuing resolution (H.J. Res. 59): keeps the government running at current spending levels; ensures there’s no special treatment for Congress under the president’s health care law; and delays ObamaCare’s individual mandate, providing all Americans with the same relief the president has given big businesses. (Passed in the House 228-201)
Continuing resolution (H. Res. 368): insists on plan to fund the government running at current spending levels; ensure there’s no special treatment for Congress under the president’s health care law; delays ObamaCare’s individual mandate, providing all Americans with the same relief the president has given big businesses; and requests a formal House-Senate conference to resolve differences. (Passed in the House 228-199)
OCTOBER 1, 2013
Speaker Boehner appoints negotiators to a formal House-Senate conference. See the full list here.
OCTOBER 2, 2013
Provide Local Funding for the District of Columbia Act (H.J. Res. 71): allows our nation’s capital to continue operating using its own funding. (Passed in the House by voice vote).
Open Our Nation's Parks and Museums Act (H.J. Res. 70): opens all of our national parks and museums, including the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC that was initially closed to veterans by the administration. (Passed in the House 252-173)
Research for Lifesaving Cures Act (H.J. Res. 73): provides funding for the National Institute of Health, which is responsible for lifesaving medical innovations and cancer research. Click here to see Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) comments about this effort. (Passed in the House 254-171)
OCTOBER 3, 2013
Honoring Our Promise to America’s Veterans Act (H.J. Res. 72): provides immediate funding for critical veterans benefits and services, including disability claims, education and training, and more. (Passed in the House 259-157)
OCTOBER 4, 2013
Nutrition Assistance for Low-Income Women and Children Act (H.J. Res. 75): provides immediate funding for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, which “serves nearly 9 million mothers and young children,” and provides “vital nutrition that poor families might otherwise be unable to afford.” (Passed in the House 244-164)
OCTOBER 5, 2013
Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act (H.R. 3223): provides for compensation of federal employees furloughed due to Senate Democrats' government shutdown. This is similar to bipartisan legislation enacted during previous shutdowns. (Passed in the House 407-0)
OCTOBER 7, 2013
OCTOBER 8, 2013
Deficit Reduction and Economic Growth Working Group Act (H.R. 3273): creates a bipartisan, bicameral working group charged with beginning negotiations, resolving the differences between the House and Senate, and helping re-open the government and address our debt. (Passed in the House 224-197)
OCTOBER 9, 2013
Honoring Families of Fallen Soldiers (H.J.Res. 91): ensures that death benefits to families of fallen troops will continue to be disbursed during the government shutdown. This is the second time the House has voted to protect these benefits, the first being under the Pay Our Military Act. (Passed in the House 425-0)
OCTOBER 10, 2013
OCTOBER 11, 2013
Nuclear Weapon Security and Non-Proliferation Act (H.J.Res. 76): provides immediate funding for National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) programs and operations that ensure the safety of America's nuclear weapons arsenal, and that prevent the spread of nuclear technology to hostile regimes and terrorists. (Passed in the House 248 - 176)
OCTOBER 14, 2013
American Indian and Alaska Native, Health, Education, and Safety (H.J. Res. 80): provides immediate funding for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Bureau of Indian Education, and the Indian Health Service. (Passed in the House 233 – 160)