Big deal that never got reported:
Last week, House GOP voted to pay federal employees their 1st paycheck of 2019, despite shutdown. Only 6 Dems voted with us. It failed.
Dem priority is not paying workers or opening gov't. It is opposing Trump. https://t.co/i9TKGIjRnY
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) January 23, 2019
Trump, GOP and conservative media need to be making this point more. GOP is voting to pay workers, Democrats are not.
A few days ago, a tweet from Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw caught my attention. He mentioned an effort by House Republicans to force a vote on a bill that would have ensured that federal employees at agencies shuttered by the partial government shutdown — including furloughed workers — would receive their first paychecks of 2019. This push was made in the form of a ‘motion to recommit,’ one of the few legislative tools available to the lower chamber minority, and it was soundly defeated, despite half-a-dozen Democrats crossing the aisle to join the GOP. Crenshaw said this development had not been reported widely, and he was right. Even I hadn’t heard about it: