As we get close to the deadline with the Senate and President clear on NOT supporting anything that will touch the Healthcare Bill some GOPer’s are trying to find a way to wiggle more time…..
The Democrats will give the GOPer’s the tax on medical equipment striped away….
The Hardcore Conservatives in the House won’t go for it….
But there WILL be some Senators and House members that will bite for more time inspire of the Conservative caucus in the House…
We’ll be keeping an eye on this….
House leadership has told lawmakers it may on Monday again consider the government funding bill given the certainty of Senate rejection of its Obamacare provisions. On Sunday, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of California acknowledged that the lower chamber will respond to the Senate with Obamacare provisions but declined to name specifics.
“It will have a few other options in there for the Senate to look at again,” McCarthy said. “I think there will be additions that I have found in the Senate, that Senate Democrats say they can support.”
That’s likely wishful thinking: Reid and President Barack Obama have said they will not negotiate on Obamacare as part of the government funding fight. This impasse has some Republicans growing queasy about the continued attempts by conservatives to link the health care law with keeping the government running.
“I voted against Obamacare and have repeatedly voted to repeal, reform and replace it, but I disagree with the strategy of linking Obamacare with the continuing functioning of government — a strategy that cannot possibly work,” said Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine on Monday.
Is Susan Collins considered the voice of GOP Moderation or Practicality?
Top Dems saying there’s little interest in one-week CR, saying a “clean” 6-week CR is the only way to go to avert