Twice In 2 Weeks: House Democrats Vote Down Measure To Pay 800,000 Federal Workers

On Wednesday, Democrat lawmakers in the House voted against a bill which would pay federal workers amid a 35-day, record-long government shutdown.

As the Washington Examiner reports, ten Democrats defected from their leadership and voted in favor of the bill which ultimately failed:

Ten House Democrats voted with Republicans in favor of a motion to scrap a Democratic bill to fully fund the government and instead make sure federal workers are paid as the shutdown continues.

Democratic leaders decided to call up a bill Wednesday to fund the entire government. But just before the final vote, Republicans made a motion to erase that bill and instead vote on a measure to ensure federal workers are paid.

The GOP motion failed 200-215, and these sorts of last-minute motions fail every time.

This is the second time in two weeks that Democrats have voted down a measure which would pay 800,000 furloughed federal workers during the shutdown.

The next time the mainstream media tries to show a federal worker on one of their programs complaining to Trump about not getting paid, remember: Democrats voted down the bill…twice!

From BizPac Review:

On Wednesday congressional Democrats again voted down a GOP-led attempt in the House to pay furloughed federal employees while the ongoing government shutdown continues.

House Democrats voted the same way during a similar vote held last Thursday. Except according to official vote tallies, last time only six Democrats crossed the aisle to vote in favor of paying furloughed workers. This time that number increased sharply.

Just like the original vote, Wednesday’s failed vote received zero coverage from the mainstream media, which, as an ally of the left, seeks to portray the Democrats as noble people’s champions and the Republicans as selfish scrooges who only care about politics.

“Today, the number of Democrats joining us in our second attempt to pay federal workers jumped to 11 as more of them panic over Nancy Pelosi’s failed shutdown strategy,” House Republicans said in a statement after the failed effort.

“This is further evidence of the Democrats’ refusal to work across the aisle to provide relief to the 800,000 federal workers,” the statement continued. “They are completely obsessed with telling this President ‘no,’ regardless of the damage it does to our country or individuals who just need to get paid.”

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise similarly commented that Pelosi and company continue to try and blame Republicans for the shutdown, but they are the ones voting down bills which would pay federal workers.

“For weeks, Democrats have falsely attempted to pass blame to Republicans for federal workers missing their paychecks, but now Speaker Pelosi and her caucus are nowhere to be found when it comes to actually voting to pay these same workers,” Scalise said on Wednesday.

“Just days ago, Speaker Pelosi outright rejected the President’s offer to reopen the government before she even had the chance to hear it,” the Lousiana Congressman added.

Scalise continued:

“Democrats are all talk. They won’t vote to secure our border. They won’t vote to pay displaced federal workers. They’re so committed to their open-border agenda that they have repeatedly voted to deprive federal workers of their paychecks just to send a message to the President,” Scalise’s statement continues.

“The government has been shut down for 33 days yet Speaker Pelosi offers no solutions or paths forward. The American people deserve better.”