The House on Tuesday night rejected three appropriations resolutions that would have funded the District of Columbia, veterans programs and national parks, after House Republicans set them up in a way that required Democratic support for passage.
GOP leadership decided earlier in the day to advance smaller spending resolutions as a way to ease the impact of the government shutdown that started today. But Democrats held out against this tactic, and most voted against the three bills in order to keep up pressure for a comprehensive spending package.
The Dems wanted the government shutdown, and now they are refusing to end it.
This is so true:
Only in an Obama govt are more workers assigned to guard an open park than pre-shutdown. #WWIIMemorial
— Razor (@hale_razor) October 2, 2013