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DC Mayor Vincent Gray
Confronts Sen Harry Reid
during press conference

WUSA9 [Washington, DC], by Staff

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 10/9/2013 2:54:48 PM

At a press conference held by Senate Democrats on Wednesday on the Capitol steps, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray walked up and made a personal appeal to Sen. Harry Reid to free the city´s funds from the federal budget battle. Gray started talking to Sen. Reid about the District spending its own money during the shutdown and the need for help to continue to fund services. As cameras rolled, Sen. Reid told Gray, "I´m on your side. Don´t screw it up." Gray has been outspoken about the need for budget autonomy in D.C. On Tuesday afternoon, Gray sent out a series

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: jond, 10/9/2013 3:04:28 PM     (No. 9557927)

Wow. He´s acting like a terrorist, threatening to destroy the economy.

Call the Capital Police.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kjack, 10/9/2013 3:08:22 PM     (No. 9557932)

The first two years of Obama´s first term, Democrats had the House and Senate. Senator Reid did nothing about DC statehood then and will probably do nothing about funding now.

Mayor Gray should discuss being ignored with Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Question_Assumptions, 10/9/2013 3:17:38 PM     (No. 9557946)

I would give DC proportional representation in the House but no Senator and electoral votes calculated based on that. The House represents the people and the Senate is suppose to represent the states. DC is not a state.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 10/9/2013 3:26:33 PM     (No. 9557963)

Note to Mayor Gray; Speaker Boehner will pass a bill tomorrow, now if you can get mastar´ reid to send it to the floor....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kofcfn, 10/9/2013 3:36:14 PM     (No. 9557980)

#4, I had thought that the House did pass a bill last week and Dingy deep sixed it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 10/9/2013 3:41:31 PM     (No. 9557988)

#4 is correct...Reid was behaving like Gray´s master...only thing missing from his quoted admonition to Gray was "boy"...DC is simply asking to be allowed to spend its own money...Boehner and Issa brought this to the floor last week yet the Dims did not join with the GOP to suspend the rules and pass, a vote requiring 2/3s of the House. Subsequent measures have not been acted upon by the Senate...this has nothing to do with statehood or direct federal funding for DC.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Fiesta del sol, 10/9/2013 3:56:09 PM     (No. 9558009)

I heard Rush talking about this, I thought he was joking.

Keep on doing what you´re doing, Harry!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: happywarrior, 10/9/2013 4:02:36 PM     (No. 9558021)

Should have just answered "why would I want to do that?"

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Reply 9 - Posted by: LanieLou, 10/9/2013 6:18:00 PM     (No. 9558226)

Gotta love it... He´s not the only one to get fed up...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: john56, 10/9/2013 6:45:28 PM     (No. 9558265)

I thought all the Democrats were onboard with Dear Leader(US), Dingy Harry and Nasty Nancy´s orders:

Stick together.
Blame Republicans.
Blame Republicans.
Blame Republicans.

In udda woids, we´s the master of dis here plantation, boy and youse does wat we tells ya ta do.

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