House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Thursday was given the stiff-arm by House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) while asking about the chances of the House passing a clean continuing resolution.
Hoyer asked Rogers during debate on the GOP's one-week spending bill, H.R. 1363, whether the Republicans might accept a clean spending extension, without any of the policy riders in the Republican bill.
Rogers replied: "What the gentleman is asking [is] if we will continue the status quo. We do not and can not accept the status quo."
When Hoyer asked to clarify his request, he found he was out of time, and asked if he could borrow time from Rogers to further clarify. Rogers ignored Hoyer's request completely, and introduced the next Republican speaker.
"Is that a no, Madame Speaker?" Hoyer asked the presiding officer, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), who chuckled in response.