Gun control is a liberal issue, and a failed excuse to weaken the 2nd Amendment, but both parties are more or less equally at fault for a lack of Zika legislation. Too many political games, added pork and wasted time on sit-ins, when a single line item bill to fund Zika action should have been proposed, and quickly passed. Political games and finger pointing won out over the public good.
The middle class works 250 days a year, and Congress will work 110 days this year and be paid their full salary. This is greed on their part.
Despite recent gun violence, the House of Representatives will not vote this week on a proposal to keep firearms out of the hands of people on terrorism watch lists, that chamber’s Republican leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters on Tuesday.
Similarly, President Barack Obama’s request for $1.9 billion in funds to combat the Zika virus and the birth defects it can cause has been stalled in Congress since February.
Republicans and Democrats were also at odds over spending bills to keep the government functioning beyond Sept. 30, when current fiscal year funding expires.
When Republicans took control of Congress, they vowed to get things done but have had difficulty doing so during this election year, failing to pass a budget or even consider Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to fill a Supreme Court vacancy.
Congress did, however, approve bipartisan legislation helping Puerto Rico out of a crippling debt crisis and is trying to make progress on legislation to improve police relations with local communities in the aftermath of gun violence.
With barely four days left before the start of an unusually long recess, a failure to vote on guns would postpone any possible action by the House until at least Sept. 6, when lawmakers return.
After that, they will work only for short stints ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential and congressional elections.
Since Republicans assumed Control of Congress what has America gained, and I voted Republican the last two elections so I can call them out.
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