As it turns out, the only one confused was Greene — and DeLauro was happy to step in and sort things out for her.
“My Democratic colleague is 80 years old and has been here for over 30 years, and she just said we are on the verge of a shutdown,” Greene said. “She may have just forgotten that a few hours ago she voted for the continuation resolution that would Extend the budget and we’re not on the verge of shutting down.”
indeed a house Pass budget resolution A government shutdown may be avoided, but DeLauro points to something most kids learn in elementary school: This is just the first step in a bill becoming law.
“This woman may not know that there is a subsidiary body of the United States Congress called the United States Senate. They have to vote on continuing resolutions,” DeLauro said.
After that, the president must sign.
“This is probably a fundamental lesson in civics,” DeLauro noted. “There’s the House. There’s the Senate. And there’s the president.”
DeLauro also accused Greene and other Republicans of “frankly not understanding the government’s process.”
GREENE: My 80-year-old colleague just said we’re on the verge of shutting down. She may have just forgotten that she voted for CR and we are not on the verge of a shutdown.
DELARO: What this woman doesn’t know is that there is another subsidiary body of Congress called the Senate. pic.twitter.com/CU2GRA2NrW
— Acyn (@Acyn) November 15, 2023