Now that the Senate has passed a bill that preserves the status-quo and funds the government through November 15th, what will House Republicans do?
According to new reports, House leadership plans to pass a bill that delays Obamacare for one year.
Leaders plan on bringing up a bill that delays Obamacare for a year, repeals the law’s medical device tax and adds a military pay exemption in the event of a shutdown, a GOP leadership aide told TPM. It will fund the government through Dec. 15.
The House will vote on a “rule” on the floor this afternoon which lets them bring up and vote on a new government funding bill on the same day, should they choose to.
It’s quite clear that neither Harry Reid or President Obama intend to sign off on any legislature that repeals or delays any part of Obamacare, meaning there are only three days left for the Senate to reject the new bill, for the House to pass another, and for the Senate to reject another.
If a shutdown is somehow averted, it may not be until 11 p.m. on Monday night.
This will go down as a Republican shutdown, and Ted Cruz is the face of it. It’s too late to walk back that 21 hour speech. And Senator Mike Lee has been whipping votes for a shutdown since July.
They own it.