The adventures in the House have been dizzying to say the least. We are grateful to Emily Holubowich of the Coalition for Health Funding for sharing this succinct synthesis of the moment-by-moment updates coming from the House put together by the Center for American Progress.
In case you are counting the days, a government shutdown is scheduled for October 1st. Hold on to your hats!
- John Boehner, Eric Cantor struggle to lead House. There are times when it looks like Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor have no idea how to run the House Republican Conference. In just two frantic days, rank-and-file House Republicans sidelined leadership’s plan to fund the government and take another nonbinding, quixotic vote on defunding President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. Read more at Politico.
- House Delays Vote on Funding Measure. “A brewing rebellion among conservatives caused House Republican leaders to delay plans to vote this week on legislation that would fund government operations through mid-December but stop funding of the federal health-care overhaul.” Read more at WSJ. (subscription required)
- House G.O.P. Delays Vote on Stopgap Budget Measure. Facing another revolt by the House’s most ardent conservatives, Republican leaders scrapped a vote this week on legislation that would keep the federal government financed through mid-December while ending financing for President Obama’s health care law. Read more at NY Times.
- House Republican leaders delay vote on new budget bill until next week. With a government shutdown looming in less than three weeks, Republican House leaders conceded Wednesday that they have yet to muster enough votes to approve a plan to keep federal agencies open. Read more at Washington Post.