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Oct 19, 2013

The shutdown is over & the debt ceiling postponed; we take a close look at the new law that finally ended the unnecessary crisis.

Links to Information in This Episode Intro and Exit Music: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio) Music: Now It's Over by Smile Smile (found on Music Alley by mevio) Music: Democracy is Dangerous by Thomas Pace (found on Music Alley by mevio) Text of H.R. 2775, the law that ended the shutdown and suspends the debt ceiling 144 House Republicans - a majority - voted against the new law The Monsanto Protection Act is officially dead! Standard & Poors estimates the government shutdown cost us $24 billion. Senator Frank Lautenberg died in office in June 2013 of pneumonia at age 89. Frank Lautenberg's widow was given $174,000 in the new law despite the fact that her late husband's net worth was between $57 and $117 million. Olmstead Lock project funding increased by over $2 billion. Army Corps. of Engineers Olmstead Lock & Dam project summary. Screen Shot 2013-10-18 at 10.29.07 AMArmy Corps of Engineers project description with pictures Olmstead Locks & Dam Deterioration video YouTube video of Rep. Chris Van Hollen clarifying that GOP House leadership changed the rules to prevent Democrats from bringing the Senate's continuing resolution - which would have ended the shutdown - up for a vote. Dianne Reidy, the stenographer in the House of Representatives, lost her mind and yelled about Freemasons and Jesus during the vote to end the shutdown. Representatives Quoted in This Episode:

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