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GOP Divided on Continuing Resolution

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by InTheLight, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. InTheLight

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    Cracks are starting to emerge among House Republicans on their government funding strategy.

    A handful of Republicans in the lower chamber on Tuesday embraced a “clean” continuing resolution (CR): Reps. Pat Meehan (Pa.), Jon Runyan (N.J.), Scott Rigell (Va.), Mike Fitzpatrick (Pa.) and Frank Wolf (Va.).

    They joined Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) and GOP New York Reps. Pete King and Michael Grimm, who endorsed a clean CR earlier this week.

    A "clean" bill would not include provisions to delay or defund ObamaCare, and is supported by the White House and Senate Democrats.

    In a Tweet, Meehan stated, “I came to DC to fix gov't, not shut it down. It’s time for House to vote for a clean, short-term funding bill to bring Senate to the table.”

    Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/3...ouse-gop-on-government-shutdown#ixzz2hKbIZ03s
     
  2. webdog

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    I pray they hold their ground and do not give one inch.
     
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    Funny. Every single one of them has endorsed Paul Ryan's plan, placed before the House this morning. Hmm.

    http://www.baptistboard.com/showthread.php?t=89290&posted=1#post2039559
     
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    Nope. It's only a measure to temporarily and slightly raise the debt limit while putting cost-cutting across the board on the table. There is no language in the bill funding anything.


     
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