Turns out the only one confused was Greene ― and DeLauro was happy to step in and clear things up for her.
“My Democrat colleague across the aisle who’s 80 years old and has been here over 30 years just said we’re on the verge of a shutdown,” Greene said. “She probably just forgot that a few hours ago she voted for the continuing resolution that will extend the budget and we are not on the verge of a shutdown.”
The House indeed passed a budget resolution potentially averting a shutdown, but DeLauro pointed out what most kids learn in grade school: that’s just one step in a bill’s journey to becoming a law.
“It may be that the gentlelady doesn’t know that there is another body attached to the U.S. Congress called the United States Senate,” DeLauro said. “And they have to vote on the continuing resolution.”
And after that, the president has to sign it.
“That may be a basic lesson in civics,” DeLauro noted. “There is the House. There is the Senate. And there is the president.”
DeLauro also chided Greene and other Republicans who “quite frankly don’t understand the process of government.”
Greene: My colleague who is 80 years old just said we’re on the verge of a shutdown. She probably just forgot she voted for the CR,we are not on the verge of a shutdown.
DeLauro: What the gentlelady doesn’t know is there is another body attached to the Congress called the Senate pic.twitter.com/CU2GRA2NrW
— Acyn (@Acyn) November 15, 2023