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Now We Know... Spending Cuts, Not Policy Riders Held Up Budget Vote


How awful.

Democrats knew on Friday that a deal had already been cut the day before concerning the controversial social policy rider to defund Planned Parenthood.  They were just playing politics on Friday.

The Hill reported:

House and Senate negotiators had reached a deal on controversial policy riders late Thursday night, according to a GOP leadership source close to the intense talks that resulted in an eleventh-hour deal to avert government shutdown, despite Democrats’ claims to the contrary. 

House and Senate Democratic lawmakers spent most of Friday attacking Republicans for holding up a government funding measure over a controversial social policy rider to defund Planned Parenthood, but a source close to the situation said that Democratic attacks were “just a ruse.”

The democrats were just playing games.  It figures.