Maybe a Convention of the States will be required?
My Colorado Representatives:
You’ve embarrassed me, you’ve embarrassed yourselves, you’ve embarrassed the nation!
I see the House this holiday-shortened week might (after all the 15 or so bills to be considered “under suspension of the rules”) by Wednesday, or so, might consider talking about:
H.R. 648 – Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019 [emphasis added, twh] (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee)
Postponed Vote of H.J.Res. 28 – Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019 (Sponsored by Rep. Nita Lowey / Appropriations Committee)
Legislation Related to FY19 Appropriations
We’re two thirds the way through January 2019, which puts us about ten days from being one-third of the way through all of FY2019 and Congress is still trying to appropriate monies for the government to operate?
H.R.648 is only 1103 pages of funding legislation that should have been approved more than five months ago as part of the Budgeting process. Now the new 116th Congress, including all the returning Congresspeople, is faced with cleaning up the miserable mess left by the 115th Congress. How can you returning representatives not be embarrassed?
But wait, the new Congress can fix this. H.J.Res 28 will fix this problem – fix it in the preferred Congressional way. H.J.Res 28 will extend (“kick the can”) down the road more than another month – all the way to February 28th. Which option will our new Congress choose?
Most of our nation’s populous are aware that the government is “temporarily” shut down because Congress won’t fund the President’s request for border security funds – aka, “the wall.” Fortunately, for Congress at least, many of the nation’s populous aren’t acutely aware that the previous Congress (115th) should have completed all this work before September 2018 – almost four months ago. Shame on them.
The sinful part of all this is not Congress failing to fund the Administration’s request for securing the border, but Congress betraying the entire nation by not properly funding the entire federal government.
“Embarrassing” is too kind a word to describe this massive failing!
Tom Howe – Flying W Ranch – Hotchkiss, Colorado
 Kevin McCarthy, House Republican Leader’s Weeky Schedule, Week of January 21st, 2019