The stand tall GOP members in Congress can be proud of themselves again…instead of taking a real stand on Syrian refugees and debating it and passing a real bill that they know the president will veto…they decide to stuff it in the budget bill. Hoping the president will hold his nose and sign it instead of vetoing the whole thing and shutting down the government. Bunch of brave souls we got there…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the Syrian refugee issue will likely be addressed in a must-pass government funding bill this month.
The Republican leader said the spending bill was a “work in progress” but that “the refugee issue is likely to be dealt with in some way” in that legislation, which faces a Dec. 11 deadline for passage by Congress.
McConnell did not say whether the spending bill, needed to avert a government shutdown after Dec. 11, would have language to further tighten controls on Syrians seeking asylum in the United States or instead focus on revising a “visa waiver” program. That program allows travelers from a few dozen countries, many in western Europe, to come to the United States without going through a visa process.
A lot of big tough talk but when it comes down to the nuts and bolts they can’t find their wrench so we get a screwing.