Grassley On Blocking Appropriations

The latest political ploy by the Democrats is to paint the Senate majority leader as obstructionist because he hasn’t moved to consider certain bills passed by the House.

Well, they can hardly use that talking point anymore.

Yesterday, the Senate majority leader moved to take up the House-passed appropriations package and the Senate Democrats blocked that motion.
 
The Senate isn’t obliged to consider every partisan bill from the House, or vice versa.
 
But, if there are any House bills the Senate has a responsibility to take up, debate and amend, it is the annual spending bills.
 
We’ve got to fund the government.