Democrats are wasting America's time on impeachment

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House leaders held a press conference Thursday morning to tout 200 days of progress, even as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell continues to obstruct legislation from moving through the Senate.

"Today we mark 200 days in the majority," Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) said. "We've passed nearly 400 pieces of legislation, [including] 50 major bills."

"This is the most productive House in modern history," he added.

He listed just some of those accomplishments, including legislation dealing with the minimum wage, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, fighting corruption in Washington, and protecting coverage for people with preexisting conditions.

"All of those bills are sitting on Mitch McConnell's desk," Cicilline said. "The president and Mitch McConnell need to get to work and bring those bills to the Senate floor so we can complete our work for the American people."

Unfortunately, McConnell has vowed to make the Senate a "legislative graveyard" by refusing to take up popular legislation passed by the House. McConnell bragged about being the Grim Reaper for the progressive agenda.

In May, McConnell had already blocked more than 100 pieces of House-passed legislation from coming to the Senate floor. Since then, the House has passed several major pieces of legislation that seem destined to die in McConnell's graveyard.

In late May, the House passed the Equality Act to update the Civil Rights Act and protect members of the LGBTQ community. In June, the House passed the Dream and Promise Act, a major piece of immigration legislation aimed at protecting Dreamers and other Americans who came to the United States at a young age. In July, the House voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 dollars per hour.

Through it all, McConnell seems content to maintain his obstructionist posture.

Democratic leaders did not aim all their ire at McConnell and his obstruction. Several members highlighted the House's work to strengthen the health care system, in opposition to Trump's efforts to undo the Affordable Care Act.


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Hereis other problem with the Eqality act...https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/05/20/lgbtq-equality-act-fails-fair-religious-freedom-provisions-accommodation-column/3731197002/
 
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Hereis other problem with the Eqality act...https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/05/20/lgbtq-equality-act-fails-fair-religious-freedom-provisions-accommodation-column/3731197002/
Not the point, which was that McConnell is not allowing the Senate to do its job by debating hundreds of bills passed by the House - and killing them BY A VOTE OF THE FULL SENATE if senators wish. It goes to your false claim that the Dems in the House have done nothing.
 
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You are the one that makes the claim that there are bills sitting on McConnell's desk. I asked what they are and also asked you if the healthcare bill is sitting on his desk? No surprise you cannot answer this. You have the gall to bring up such crap without providing us with that healthcare bill that dems had promised. You are all talk and no action.
Over 400 bills, correct. Instead of asking people on the internet, use the freedom of information act to find out for yourself.
 
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Really? So we're still into the budget that was set by a Republican house, a republican Senate AND a Republican POTUS....
FWIW, it doesn't matter who is the majority at this point, both parties are to blame for spending money we don't have. It's ridiculous and irresponsible. And here they are, kicking the can down the road once again re budget, and once again, there will be a CR. It's unconstitutional.
 
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