Murkowski, Senate colleages, introduce 'End Government Shutdowns Act'

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) -
As the shutdown of the federal government ties for the longest in U.S. history, a group of Republican senators, including senior Alaska senator Lisa Murkowski, are proposing a bill that would permanently prevent shutdowns of this kind from ever happening again.

The bill, called the End Government Shutdowns Act, was introduced Friday by U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Rob Portman (R-OH), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Steve Daines (R-MT), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Mike Enzi (R-WY), John Barrasso (R-WY), Jim Risch (R-ID), and Mike Lee (R-UT).
Murkowski, Senate colleages, introduce 'End Government Shutdowns Act'

so, essentially the Senate Republican's want to pass a law that forces them to do their job.
 
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Murkowski, Senate colleages, introduce 'End Government Shutdowns Act'

so, essentially the Senate Republican's want to pass a law that forces them to do their job.
I don't see it like that..
Imo, it's a bill that creates an automatic CR, if the Senate does NOT do it's job. If gov funding is not agreed upon by the Senate at the time of a deadline, the process will take care of it itself.. Senators do not have to take ANY stand anymore.. they can just run out the clock, without ever having to vote for / against any appropriations, it pretty much hands the budget power to the appropriations committee. solely. And all Senators are off the hook, no responsibility.
 
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Hell no! The CR is the problem.

Pass a full budget to fund the government for a full year. Pass that budget on time.

The 2019 budget should have been passed and in place October 1st, 2018.

Pass a law to outlaw CR's.
 

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