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Friday, December 06, 2019

Those pesky robocalls may be the one thing this deeply divided Congress can agree on. Earlier this week, the House passed a bill (S 151) sponsored by New Jersey Democrat Frank Pallone Jr. that aims to combat the billions of automated phone calls that flood this country's phone lines each month. The bill appears headed for passage in the Senate, where it's sponsored by South Dakota Republican John Thune.

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The bill would aim to block robo calls and fine scammers $10,000 per call. Seems like a reasonable place to start.

#1 | Posted by 6thPersona at 2019-12-07 06:59 AM | Reply

Since Pelosi cannot move the USMCA, the House Drug Pricing Bill or an infrastructure bill, I would say that the answer is: NO!

#2 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-12-07 03:31 PM | Reply

"the House Drug Pricing Bill"

From the White House website, 4 days ago
"House Drug Pricing Bill Could Keep 100 Lifesaving Drugs from American Patients"

You don't seem to feel the need to identify the source of the problem before blaming Democrats.

And remind me...which week is infrastructure week?

#3 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-12-07 03:59 PM | Reply

#3 | POSTED BY DANFORTH AT 2019-12-07 03:59 PM | FLAG: Guy, the only 'week' under the dems is impeach week, after week, after week. Cannot wait till 2020 when House dems are up for reelection and they have nothing to show to their constituents that they have accomplished. Great ammo for their opposition for those seats.

#4 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-12-07 06:07 PM | Reply

I support the death penalty for robocallers

#5 | Posted by byrdman at 2019-12-07 06:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Cannot wait till 2020 when House dems are up for reelection and they have nothing to show to their constituents that they have accomplished. Great ammo for their opposition for those seats.

POSTED BY MSGT AT 2019-12-07 06:07 PM

Another dipschitt who ignores the multiple threads of facts on how prolific the Democratic majority House has been in passing legislation which dies in the Grim Reaper controlled US Senate.

House Democrats have passed nearly 400 bills. Trump and Republicans are ignoring them.

Legislative paralysis gripped Capitol Hill well before impeachment started.

Democrats in the House have been passing bills at a rapid clip; as of November 15, the House has passed nearly 400 bills, not including resolutions. But the House Democratic Policy and Communications Committee estimates 80 percent of those bill have hit a snag in the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is prioritizing confirming judges over passing bills.

Congress has passed just 70 bills into law this year.

You really should buy a clue and seek accurate news sources other than right wing agitprop. The Democrats are going to bury the GOP in 2020 because all they're done is ignore Trump's transgressions and defended the undefensible while never even trying to do the people's business in the Senate.

#6 | Posted by tonyroma at 2019-12-07 06:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"the only 'week' under the dems is impeach week"

Thanks, Trump!

But you missed the point: The WH has been promising "infrastructure week" for over 100 of them.

#7 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-12-07 07:01 PM | Reply

But you missed the point: The WH has been promising "infrastructure week" for over 100 of them.

#7 | POSTED BY DANFORTH AT 2019-12-07 07:01 PM | FLAG: Reminder how govt works. The WH cannot deliver if the dems in the House refuse to send an infrastructure bill to the Senate for approval.... but you knew that even a you posted, did you not?

#8 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-12-08 01:18 PM | Reply

"Reminder how govt works.

NOTHING prevents the WH from coming out with their plan.

"The WH cannot deliver if the dems in the House refuse..."

Pelosi and Schumer have already made the $2 trillion dollar offer.
www.nbcnews.com

"but you knew that even (as) you posted, did you not?"

Clearly, YOU don't know what you're talking about. Pro tip: Google is your friend.

#9 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-12-08 01:22 PM | Reply

Can Congress Work Together To Do The Will Of The People?

Ultimately - yes, they can.

When it really matters congress is capable of acting quickly.

When it's the furtherance of a partisan and ideological agenda, the process slows down considerably.

#10 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-12-09 02:19 AM | Reply

"Cannot wait till 2020 when House dems are up for reelection and they have nothing to show to their constituents that they have accomplished. Great ammo for their opposition for those seats."

Only House Dems? Why not Senate Republicans? They don't have to show their constituents what they have accomplished other than passing a 2.5 trillion dollar tax cut for the 1%?

#11 | Posted by danni at 2019-12-09 10:15 AM | Reply

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