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‘Immediate Vote’ On Obama’s Stimulus ‘Immediately Blocked’ By Democrats

‘Immediate Vote’ ‘Immediately Blocked’

Senator Reid ‘Quickly Objected,’ ‘Refused,’ ‘Declined,’ ‘Shot Down The Effort’ To Vote On President Obama’s Stimulus Proposal Today


THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: “Senate Republicans offered to give President Barack Obama the vote he’s sought on a jobs bill Tuesday, but the Democratic leader, Sen. Harry Reid, objected.” (“Senate GOP Leader: Vote On Obama’s Jobs Bill Now,” The Associated Press, 10/4/11)


·         THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: “As Obama was using his bully pulpit to cast Republicans as obstructionist, McConnell appeared on the Senate floor to call the president’s bluff. ‘Let me count the number of times — one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 11, 12 times — the president of the United States over the last few weeks has called on us to have this vote,’ the Kentucky senator said. ‘I’m prepared to vote on the president’s proposal today.’” (“Senate GOP Leader: Vote On Obama’s Jobs Bill Now,” The Associated Press, 10/4/11)


THE WASHINGTON POST: “The Senate’s top leaders sparred openly on the chamber floor Tuesday after Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) moved to introduce President Obama’s jobs bill, an effort that was immediately blocked by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.).” (“GOP Moves To Introduce Obama Jobs Bill In Senate; Dems Object,” The Washington Post’s “2chambers” Blog, 10/4/11)


THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called Tuesday for an immediate vote on President Barack Obama‘s $447 billion jobs package… A visibly frustrated Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) declined to allow a vote on the measure as an amendment to the currency bill now on the Senate floor.” (“Sen. McConnell: Let’s Vote Now On Obama’s Jobs Package,” The Wall Street Journal, 10/4/11)


·         THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: “The wrangling comes as Senate Democratic leaders are struggling to line up their entire caucus behind Mr. Obama’s jobs package, which would pay for new spending initiatives in part with a series of tax increases that are unpopular even with some Democrats.” (“Sen. McConnell: Let’s Vote Now On Obama’s Jobs Package,” The Wall Street Journal, 10/4/11)


LOS ANGELES TIMES: “As the president in Texas urged Congress to vote on his jobs bill, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell threw the Senate a curveball on Tuesday by trying to do just that… Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid refused.” (“McConnell Tries To Force Reid’s Hand On Obama Jobs Bill,” LATimes’ “Politics Now” Blog, 10/4/11)


POLITICO: “President Barack Obama has traveled the country to rally support for his jobs legislation and prodding Congress to take up the bill immediately. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s response? Sure. … Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — who’s supposed to set the floor schedule — quickly objected.” (“McConnell: Let’s Just Vote On Obama’s Bill,” Politico, 10/4/11)


ROLL CALL: “McConnell was prepared to offer the president’s plan as an amendment to a China currency manipulation bill now on the Senate floor, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) moved quickly to block that, using a procedural maneuver known as filling the amendment tree to prevent McConnell from offering the proposal.” (“McConnell Tries To Force Vote On Obama Jobs Plan, Roll Call, 10/4/11)


YAHOO! NEWS: “Talk about poor timing. Moments after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, blocked a Republican motion in the Senate to vote on President Obama’s jobs bill, the president’s re-election campaign sent out an e-mail blasting House Republicans for not voting on the proposal. ‘Friend — President Obama is in Dallas today urging Americans who support the American Jobs Act to demand that Congress pass it already.’” (“Reid Blocks Vote On Jobs Bill While Obama Blasts House For Not Voting On It,” Yahoo! News, 10/4/11)


FOX NEWS: “But while Obama repeatedly has called on Congress to pass the bill right away, Democratic Leader Harry Reid shot down the effort…” (“Dems Block Mcconnell Bid To Call Vote On Obama Jobs Bill,” Fox News, 10/4/11)


NATIONAL JOURNAL: “Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., forced Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to block a vote on President Obama’s $447 billion jobs proposal on Tuesday. … ‘I want to disabuse [Obama] of the notion that we are somehow unwilling to vote’ on the bill, McConnell said. Reid objected to McConnell’s request. He used a procedural tactic to block amendments to the bill.” (“McConnell, Reid Duel Over Obama’s Jobs Bill,” National Journal, 10/4/11)


THE HILL: “Reid blocks attempt by McConnell to vote on president’s jobs bill.”  “In a lively spat on the Senate floor Tuesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) attempted call up President Obama’s jobs plan for an immediate vote in the upper chamber. However, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who supports the legislation, blocked the vote.” (“Reid Blocks Attempt By McConnell To Vote On President’s Jobs Bill,” The Hill’s Floor Action Blog, 10/4/11)

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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