Steny Hoyer: Republicans ‘Have the Votes to Keep the Government Open’

‘All they have to do is cast those votes’


HOYER: "Frankly, they have the votes to keep the government open. All they have to do is cast those votes. You need 218 votes, they have 241 votes. Exercise your responsibility as the majority, as the people who have been given the responsibility by the American people to run this House. Don’t look to us to just kick the can down the road without any agreements from you on the priorities that we think are important. We think S-CHIP is important. Paul Ryan said he would not put non-controversial bills in with controversial bills. That’s exactly what he’s doing today. We’re all for CHIP. We’ll have an opportunity to vote on making CHIP go forward on its own. We Democrats are going to vote for that." 

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