House GOP Going to Shut Down the Gov’t Before Election Day?

Let’s hope so:

A majority of the House Republican conference is pushing their leaders to block funds for ‘Obamacare’ when government funding requires renewal on Sept. 30, a demand that could lead to a government shutdown weeks before Election Day.

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) appeared to brush off the demand on Tuesday.

In a letter (PDF) dated July 18, some 127 House GOP lawmakers urged Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) not to permit “any legislation” to come to the floor that includes Affordable Care Act implementation funds. The implied message: shut down the government unless Democrats agree to defund President Obama’s signature law.

“Since much of the implementation of ObamaCare is a function of the discretionary appropriations process, and since most of the citizens we represent believe that ObamaCare should never go into effect, we urge you not to bring to the House floor in the 112th Congress any legislation that provides or allows funds to implement ObamaCare through the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Health and Human Services, or any other federal entity,” the 127 lawmakers wrote (emphasis in original).

Nancy Pelosi should make John Boehner find all the votes for the CR in the Republican caucus. Zero Dem votes for the CR. Let’s remind the voters why this is the Worst Congress Ever right before Election Day.

(Thanks: Sahil Kapur)


  1. The worst Congress ever was the 2008-2010 Congress. By far.

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