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Senate to Vote on Restoring White House Tours

Updated 5:08 pm ET

The Senate will vote on whether to restore funding for White House tours. Try, senator, explaining to your constituents why you voted against that one . . .

According to the Washington Times:

The Senate will vote Wednesday afternoon on whether to force the White House to start allowing public tours again — one of a series of high-profile showdowns senators have scheduled as they push to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year.

After days of stalemate, lawmakers agreed to hold votes on the White House tours, on cutting off funding for political science research and on keeping meat plant inspections up and running in spite of the budget sequesters.

H/T to Gateway Pundit.

UPDATE: The amendment failed. Sorry kids.

67 Responses to Senate to Vote on Restoring White House Tours

  1. Wow, Harry Reid actually agreed to allow a vote on something? Anything? Especially something about his Master’s crib? Isn’t that a sign of the Apocalype?

    • …I gave up on trying to contact my “US Congressman” & “US Senators” long ago.
      I contact them, express my displeasure with their so-called service/”votes”, and they send me some ‘i-dont-care-what-you-have-to-say’ form letter.

      • Same with me. I have absolutely no representation in Washington, D.C. with two ultra-Progressive Senators and a RINO House member.

  2. Oh. Oh. What a bunch of sneaky underhanded snakes live in the Dem controlled Senate.
    The Obama WhiteHouse sets it up and the Dem Senate wacks it home and we’re supposed to thank them for their generosity and concern for the little children of America in defiance of the mean old cheap nasty Repubs who forced the WhiteHouse tours to be cancelled.

    They couldn’t do this last week, but had to wait until MrObama is out of town so that when he comes back he can thank the Dems for everything as if he wasn’t responsible for any of it.
    Reindeer games at our expense, shame on them.

    • I hate to admit my ignorance but….Why can’t Dear Leader just issue one of his Executive Orders to bypass the issue and appear heroic in the eyes of his subjects? Easter is coming and, if he plays it right, he might even get palm branches strewn in his path when he returns from Israel.

    • Good grief, I was wrong, mistaken, fooled, duped and well, wrong.
      The Dems defeated the measure on a strict party line and every Repub voted in favor.

      The WhiteHouse tours will not re-open. Dirty rats.

      • Just read the link on Drudge. So these yahoos cannot decide if its a Secret Service funding problem or a National Parks Service one……If Ringling Brothers is looking for clowns, I know where they can find 100 applicants.

      • Actually I am surprised. I would have bet all the Demean would have voted to re open the tours after loudly blaming the sequester and the initial shut down all on the Republicans. Go figure.

    • Looks like the Dem Senate is holding the fort for BO while he away making a terrible off the cuff speech (no TOTUS) in Israel. I had to make a stop to pick up lunch, they had Fox on, I could only stomach 5 min of him “and.. uh” plus trying to use the big words to make a “I Love Israel” statement.

      • I heard part of his unintelligible speech too. Busted out laughing when he used the word “serendipity”. The guy is an embarrassment.

        • …at least some Israeli journalist tried to ask Obama about the use of chemicals weapons in Syria.
          (Obama: ‘we are looking into it’ = WEAK/NO answer)

        • I must have caught the same spot of the speech as you did. When he said “Serendipity” and then the semi pregnant pause, you knew he screwed up. He’s just having a bad day is all.. first his “ride” gets the wrong fuel, the protests against him, then his speech. More to follow I am sure. Am waiting for Blarney to come on and tell us what a wonderful job BO did today. More to follow..

  3. In fairness, if they force the White House to specifically fund WH tours, they should specifically decrement another WH (slush) fund to offset the tours – my vote is that they cap the vacation budget and force Obama to put in non-European work time.

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  4. Rather than touring the White House, parents ought to be taking their kids on protest marches against the tyrant Obama’s acts to gut the Constitution and Bill of Rights and the Democratic Party which has served to indoctrinate and brain wash our children into wanted to be their eternal slaves.

    • That’s an idea: all the kids who saved up scads of money to visit the White House, who now are being told they can’t go, all standing outside the place, screaming “Let us in!” at the top of their youthful voices. Throw in a bit of civic disobedience, and possibly even the sight of children being dragged off in handcuffs. Yeah, try explaining THAT vote, Senator…

  5. The party that is always “…for the children” won’t let them tour the White House. Hummm. Anyone know if sequestration has had any effect on funding for Planned Parenthood? At least now they are consistent in hating children or not wanting them around.

  6. Guess Mooshelle is goIing to have to “cut back” a bit on her wardrobe purxhases…..or maybe take a bit of her own “advice” and lose a few lbs so she can fit into her existing duds. And maybe our Thief in Chief” needs one less vacation on our “dime”……BTW, my dogs create more “shovel ready” jobs than Obama!

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