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Washington -Today, the NRSC released a new web video highlighting Senate Democrats’ efforts to filibuster troop funding over increased spending for Washington bureaucrats.

Senate Democrats have called efforts to fund our military a ‘waste of time’ at a time when ISIS is gaining ground in the Middle East and Russian President Vladimir Putin continues test America and our allies.



“It’s irresponsible and dangerous for Senate Democrats to filibuster funding for our troops because they want to send more money to the IRS,” said NRSC spokeswoman Andrea Bozek. “Protecting the safety of American families and our service members shouldn’t be a partisan political issue, but unfortunately Senate Democrats are playing partisan games and their behavior is endangering our national security.”

SCRIPT


Lester Holt: Turning overseas now where ISIS has overrun the city of Ramadi.

Bill Neely: Today Ramadi is held by the world’s biggest terror group and it will be tough to retake.

Brian Todd: Analysts say Putin believes he can do anything he wants in Ukraine.

Scott Pelley: Bob, the President’s facing a world of trouble.

Bob Schieffer: The Secretary of State is flying around almost nonstop from one crisis to another.

Voice Over: In a world that is becoming more dangerous, Senate Democrats are playing politics.

Melissa Francis: A critical defense bill hitting the senate floor despite Democrats threat to filibuster.

Voice Over: Harry Reid and Democrats are holding our military hostage, refusing to give their support unless they get to waste more on Washington bureaucrats.

Bob Schieffer: I think that we are in a very dangerous time right now, even more so perhaps than at the height of the Cold War with the Soviet Union.

Maria Bartiromo: Despite the fact that that defense spending bill meets the funding requirements called for by the President himself.

Voice Over: Tell Senate Democrats: It’s time to lead.

BACKGROUND...

SEN. HARRY REID (D-NV) on S.1376, the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act: "I think it really is kind of a waste of time."
(Sen. Reid, Press Conference, 6/2/15)

Democratic Leaders Are Threatening To Block Bills To Fund The Government, Including Funding For Defense And Veterans.“To maintain their leverage, Democrats have decided to block all spending bills starting with the defense appropriations measure headed to the floor next week. Durbin told reporters on Tuesday that there is also no ruling out a blockade of program authorizations, like upcoming votes on highway funding. … Schumer, joined by Reid and Senate Minority Whip Richard J. Durbin, (D-Ill.), set out in recent days to rebound from weeks of party division over White House-backed trade legislation to sell the image of Democrats as a single, unbreakable force. He said his colleagues are resolute and will not buckle when Republicans soon test their unity by bringing up for votes popular defense and veterans spending bills.” (Kelsey Snell and Paul Kane, “Democrats Prepare For Filibuster Summer,” The Washington Post, 6/10/15)
NRSC | June 16, 2015 |
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