Skip to comments.Boehner: No Funding Bill Without 1-Year Obamacare Delay
Posted on 09/26/2013 12:45:56 PM PDT by xzins
Speaker John Boehner said Thursday the GOP-controlled House will not accept a temporary spending bill from the Democratic Senate if it is shorn clean of a tea party plan to "defund Obamacare."
"I don't see that happening," Boehner told reporters.
At the same time, the Ohio Republican said House GOP leaders would unveil legislation to lift the government's borrowing cap, but only if the new health care law is delayed for a year. He defended that measure's relatively modest spending cuts even as some rank-and-file conservatives pressed for more.
"It does not cut spending significantly. It does not fix the problem," Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., said of the debt ceiling package. He said he was undecided about whether to support it. "We need to significantly cut federal government spending, or long-term have a balanced budget constitutional amendment," he said.
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Pressure is building on fractious House Republicans as a partial government shutdown looms at midnight Monday if a bitterly-divided Congress can't send a temporary spending bill to President Barack Obama on time.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid immediately rejected Boehner's proposal. Meanwhile, the Senate trudged ahead toward a Friday vote on stripping the defund Obamacare provision from the House-passed stopgap funding bill.
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“Any senator who votes with Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Democrats ... has made the decision to allow Obamacare to be funded,” Cruz told reporters after his marathon speech ended Wednesday at noon. Cruz himself has predicted that is exactly what the Senate will do, and he’s already called on House Republicans to reject the bill when it comes back to them.
How ‘bout that so called “Supreme” Court and that John Roberts?! They sure made a mess for this country to have to clean up.
Obama picks and chooses what laws he enforces. It makes no difference what congress passes. Wake up Boehner!
This is why McCain and the RINOS are pissed off. Cruz destroyed their cover.
Bone-us is doing this to give democrats cover for the elections in 2014, this way voters will not feel any pain before the election as the result of Obamacare.
Not good enough Boner, no where near good enough.
Anyone who votes for Obamacare in these votes will have that albatross around their necks...forever.
One year will be a month before the election, so there will be time for the bad effects to kick in.
I’d prefer a 9 month delay, but the bottom line for me is that a delay gives time to fight.
That's because he plans on keeping his eyes closed when he signs off on it.
Yes he did
At the same time, the Ohio Republican said House GOP leaders would unveil legislation to lift the government’s borrowing cap, but only if the new health care law is delayed for a year.
This is a good start. For Boehner at least. He was ready, willing and able to swallow what the Senate to him to and do whatever they told him to do.
Pulling Defeat from the jaws of Victory?
Just when we’re about to kill the whole thing, Boner is going to put it on life support?
Repeal is best
Defund is next best
Delay is third best
Removing offensive parts is 4th best
ALL of the above are better than implementation as planned. Delay gives time to actually fight, and there’s another court challenge that’s been allowed to go forward.
This is same thing John Kerry did with his Syrian Faux Pas: Giving his opponent an advantageous retreat.
Exactly. If you aren't going to repeal it, then it should go into full effect as soon as possible.
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