Hoyer on GOP Spending Bill: ‘Paul Ryan Is Trying to Blackmail the Democratic Party’

‘Paul Ryan is trying to blackmail the Democratic Party into doing what he wants without, in fact, coming to agreements that are necessary to move this country forward’

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HOYER: “Look, this is the crowd that shut down government for 16 days purposefully if we didn’t repeal Affordable Care Act. Paul Ryan did not put this bill on the floor, S-CHIP that he talks being so concerned about, until long after the authorization had run out in September. Paul Ryan put a partisan bill on the floor knowing full well that it would not pass the Senate, and it did not pass the Senate. Paul Ryan knows that he can put the S-CHIP bill on the floor this afternoon, and it will pass probably unanimously, and certainly will get every Democratic vote. Paul Ryan is trying to blackmail the Democratic Party into doing what he wants without, in fact, coming to agreements that are necessary to move this country forward. I think it’s pretty disingenuous and I'm disappointed with the Speaker.”

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