Shutdown looms larger after GOP move on Obamacare
House Republicans will vote to pass a one-year delay of Obamacare in exchange for funding the government, a plan that drastically increases the chances of a government shutdown this Tuesday.
The decision was announced by the GOP leadership in a closed meeting Saturday afternoon, according to sources present. Republicans will also pass a bill to fund U.S. troops if the government shuts down, according to GOP lawmakers. The House’s funding measure will keep the government open until mid December.
This puts Senate Democrats and the White House at loggerheads with House Republicans, a standoff that could lead to the first government shutdown since 1995.
Senate Democrats passed a bill to fund the government until Nov. 15, but kept intact Obamacare.
“We’ve had enough of the disunity in our party,” Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) told the meeting of House Republicans Saturday afternoon. “The headlines are Republicans fighting Republicans. This will unite us. This protects the people who sent us here from Obamacare.”
House Will Vote on Plan to Keep Government Open, Stop ObamaCare
WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) released the following joint statement: “The American people don’t want a government shut down and they don’t want ObamaCare. That’s why later today, the House will vote on two amendments to the Senate-passed continuing resolution that will keep the government open and stop as much of the president’s health care law as possible.
“90% Odds of Government Shutdown” Democrats Warn
Following Nomura’s estimate of a 40% chance of government shutdown yesterday, thanks to the pending vote for the Republican’s “Obamacare-Delay” bill, Democrats note the odds of a shutdown of the government are now at 90%.
A Democratic congressional aide added, “the only reason I’m not putting it at 100 percent is because nothing’s certain in American politics.”
It Looks Like We’re Headed To A Government Shutdown
It looks like the U.S. is headed toward a government shutdown.
House Republicans came out of a rare Saturday session with a plan to pass a bill that includes a one-year delay in the Affordable Care Act. It also will feature a permanent repeal of a new tax on medical devices, something that passed the Senate in a bipartisan but symbolic vote earlier this year.
When asked if that means shutdown, a Senate Democratic leadership aide said, “Yup.” The government runs out of funding after Sept. 30.
The House will vote on the amendments later Saturday. Separately, it will also vote on a bill to ensure that members of the military get paid in the event of a shutdown.
House GOP leadership — Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), and GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) — released a statement after the caucus meeting.
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Lets turn the lights off on these clowns.