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House Democrats blame the Senate for the bitterness between parties.

May 18, 2001
By: Jenny Hoff
State Capital Bureau

After throwing up their papers in celebration for the end of the legislative session, the House Democrats had plenty to say about the Republican-run Senate. Jenny Hoff has more from the State Capitol.

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Although their women's health and .08 plans passed, the House Democrats are still bitter over the rejection of their prescription drugs and transportation plans.

Representative Chuck Graham of Columbia says its the Senate republicans who refused to compromise.

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Contents: Graham says the Senate doesn't know how to pass things, only kill things. He says they should learn how to lead.

In the midst of their complaints, the Democrats did manage to praise their Speaker, Representative Jim Krieder, for his success at bipartisanship in the House. From Jefferson City, this is Jenny Hoff...KMOX news.


The legislative session ended but the bitterness continues along party lines. Jenny Hoff has more from the State Capitol.

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The House Democrats blamed the failure of their prescription drug plan on the Republican-run Senate.

Speaker of the House, Jim Krieder, says despite his attempts to compromise with the Senate, he was constantly rejected.

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Contents: "When I reached my hand across to the other aisle of the House, Hanaway and her colleagues shook it. When I extended it to the Senate, they bit it."

Krieder says despite the Republicans in the Senate, he feels both parties in the House were successful in compromising on important issues...with the exception being transportation. From Jefferson City, this is Jenny Hoff...KMOX news.


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