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January 21, 2018 – Republicans refuse to take yes for an answer and end the Trump shutdown. House Democrats have asked for Unanimous Consent to bring up H.R. 4872, the End the Government Shutdown Act, 10 times in the 24 hours. Each time, Republicans refused:

  1. Mr. Hoyer asked last night – Republicans said no.
  2. Mr. Cicilline asked last night – Republicans said no.
  3. Mr. Hoyer asked again today – Republicans said no.
  4. Mr. Pocan asked today – Republicans said no.
  5. Ms. Jackson Lee asked today – Republicans said no.
  6. Mr. Raskin asked today – Republicans said no.
  7. Ms. Kuster asked today – Republicans said no.
  8. Ms. Schakowsky asked today – Republicans said no.
  9. Mr. Lieu asked today – Republicans said no.
  10. Ms. Jayapal asked today – Republicans said no.

And so the Trump shutdown goes on.

At the other end of the Capitol:

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  1. Senator McCaskill asked unanimous consent that the Senate take up H.R.1301 to provide for pay and death benefits for members of the Armed Services, and that the bill, as amended be passed. Republicans said no.
  2. Senator Nelson asked unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to take up H.R.1301, a continuing resolution to fund the government through Saturday, January 20. Republicans said no.
  3. Senator Tester asked unanimous consent that that the Senate take up H.R.1301, a continuing resolution to fund the government through Monday, January 22. Republicans said no.
  4. Senator Stabenow asked unanimous consent that the Senate adopt a Stabenow-Casey-Brown proposal to provide for permanent CHIP funding, a five year extension of the Community Health Centers Program, and extensions of other expired Medicaid, Medicare, and health extenders. Republicans said no.
  5. Senator Cardin asked unanimous consent that the Senate adopt a bill to provide for compensation of Federal employees affected by lapses in appropriations.  Republicans said no.
  6. Senator Tim Kaine asked unanimous consent that the Senate adopt a bill to end the Trump shutdown with a three-day continuing resolution to fund the government through Tuesday, January 23. Republicans said no.

Let there be no mistake: this is a Trump shutdown and Republicans refuse to end it.