#HarryReidsShutDown: House passes bills to fund DC Parks, NIH
“We should not be using our national parks… as hostages for the Democratic ‘my way or the highway’ shutdown.”
The House easily passed the parks resolution, H.J.Res. 70, in a 252-173 vote — the measure was supported by 23 Democrats and opposed by one Republican.
Along the way to passing the resolution funding the NIH, H.J.Res. 73, Republicans criticized Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for dismissing the idea of funding programs that help sick children. When asked if he would support NIH funding to help even one child with cancer, Reid said “Why would we want to do that?
Why would we want to do that? THIS HAS TO HURT!