Senate Democrats vote to keep White House closed to public

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Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn (R) offered up an amendment to a bill to finance the government through the end of the fiscal year that would have set aside $8 million to keep both the White House tour and several national parks open.

Unfortunately, Senate Democrats voted the amendment down Wednesday, which will keep the White House closed to the public, the Washington Times reports.

Coburn’s amendment was defeated on a 54-45 vote, the Times noted, with nearly every Republican voting to reopen the White House and with almost all Democrats voting to back President Obama’s decision to cancel the tours — a move he made earlier this month as one of the casualties of the budget sequesters.

The good news is Senators restored the military’s tuition assistance programs and adding back the money for food inspectors at slaughterhouses.

Overall, the $984 billion “continuing resolution” to keep the federal government running after March 27 passed by a vote of 73 to 26. The bill kept in place the $85 billion in cuts brought on from sequestration and makes additional across-the-board cuts of 1.9 percent to 2.5 percent in various categories of spending, according to the Huffington Post.

It will be interesting to see how much play the Democrat effort to keep the White House closed to the American public gets in the Obama-friendly media.


4 thoughts on “Senate Democrats vote to keep White House closed to public

  1. Robin Leclerc says:

    could the democrats be any more childish..your leader ran off because he couldnt take the heat here from congress and still you carry out his wishes..personally i dont give a crap about tours or egg hunts…we have bigger issues…we need to get all your democrat crazy lyin cheatin asses out of there.

    1. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU!!!!!!!! they all need to go!!! OLD RESIDUE is making Washington STINK. There is a foul odor there that needs to be throwed in the trash!Same ole same old I want to see an IMPEACHMENT AND SOON!!! WE CAN NOT AFFORD TO WAIT ANY LONGER… CONGRESS GET IT TOGETHER…Make sure voters who voted in PELOSI, HARRY REID and FEINSTEIN, they need to be voted out in whatever area they came out of. THEY ARE TROUBLE MAKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. And while you are at it, vote for a big cut in your pay check. And do some more cutting on spending, and NO MORE TAXES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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