How can the Senate not vote on something the House doesn't pass?<quoted text>
They have, Harry Reid won't let the Senate vote on them.
Pay attention now, I'll explain it to you again:
The HOUSE must pass all appropriations bills in order for the govt to spend any money on discretionary programs. So if the Republicans don't want Obama & the govt to spend any money, all they have to do is STOP PASSING APPROPRIATIONS BILLS.
It doesn't matter what the Senate does; if the REPUBLICAN controlled House doesn't pass the appropriations bill, then the govt can't spend any money.
So blame the REPUBLICAN controlled House for EVERY PENNY spent on discretionary spending over the past 2 years.