According to Texas’s 2nd congressional district Rep. Dan Crenshaw this “Big” deal never got reported.
“Last week, House GOP voted to pay federal employees their 1st paycheck of 2019, despite shutdown.” He wrote, “Only 6 Dems voted with us. It failed.”
Big deal that never got reported:
Last week, House GOP voted to pay federal employees their 1st paycheck of 2019, despite shutdown. Only 6 Dems voted with us. It failed.
Dem priority is not paying workers or opening gov't. It is opposing Trump. https://t.co/i9TKGIjRnY
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) January 23, 2019
He went on to say, “Dem priority is not paying workers or opening gov’t. It is opposing Trump.”
Crenshaw also shared a link to the official roll call results.
Digging deep we found a report from The Government Executive on January 17, 2019
It stated. “The House on Thursday rejected an attempt by Republicans to replace a continuing resolution to fund the government through Feb. 28 with a measure that would have issued a paycheck to federal workers who are furloughed or working without pay.
If the motion had succeeded, and the bill had been passed and been signed into law, it would have provided all furloughed and excepted federal employees with the paycheck they missed last week, but the agencies would have remained unfunded and the paycheck due next week still would not go out.
The motion failed by a 195-222 vote, with six Democrats—Reps. Duke Cunningham, Calif.; Josh Gottheimer, N.J.; Conor Lamb, Penn.; Seth Moulton, Mass.; Max Rose, N.Y.; and Jeff Van Drew, N.J.—crossing the aisle to support the measure.
Oddly enough, no major media organization covered the story.