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government shutdown

Post by maiathebee » Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:54 am

pretty impressive to control both houses of congress and the oval office and STILL interfere with my summer permit grabs---recreation.gov is down
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Re: government shutdown

Post by robow8 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:36 am

You do realize that cloture takes 60 votes, which means that Rs AND Ds would have to vote for it.

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Re: government shutdown

Post by dave54 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:57 pm

robow8 wrote:You do realize that cloture takes 60 votes, which means that Rs AND Ds would have to vote for it.
Without getting political, the vote to pass the spending bill failed on about as close a party line vote as possible.
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Re: government shutdown

Post by maiathebee » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:28 pm

of course, 60 votes needed, and it wasn't exactly party lines, they got some dems---5 D yes's and 5 R no's. still impressive.

aaaaaaaanyway i was just mildly surprised to see recreation.gov down, especially after the talk of national parks staying open etc etc. you'd think they would want to keep open the revenue-generating things, but what do i know.

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Re: government shutdown

Post by AlmostThere » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:56 pm

The parks are closed, mostly. Services and restrooms all locked up tight. No one in the gates to take fees. If you call 911 in Yosemite a response might be delayed, but you'll get one...

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Re: government shutdown

Post by dave54 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:22 pm

I am in the desert right now. The BLM LTVA areas are still open with no gov services provided. No one forced to leave. Contracted services still provided.

No significant impact yet.
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