Shockingly enough it looks like the House will legitimately vote to defund Obamacare on the latest CR and according to the House leadership, Republicans are more united than ever. And it’s not a trick as the leadership was planning before.
But Boehner is adamant that he won’t allow a government shutdown to happen so I assume that means he’ll undermine Republicans as some point. But we’ll see:
DAILY CALLER – The House will vote on a continuing resolution that will keep spending at sequester levels and defund Obamacare.
Leadership announced the plan to the Republican conference at a meeting Wednesday morning.
“This week the House will pass a CR that locks sequester savings in and defunds Obamacare,” Speaker of the House John Boehner told reporters at a press conference after the meeting. The CR will fund the government until the end of the year.
House leaders had initially proposed a legislative procedure by which the House would have voted on the same thing, except the CR portion and the health-care portion would have been separated.
House leaders felt that, given that the Senate will almost definitely vote against the Obamacare portion, separating the two parts made it more likely that a CR would be passed with spending at sequester levels. (REVEALED: The GOP’s new plan to repeal, replace Obama)
That plan met with huge pushback from the more conservative faction of the party who saw it as a “trick,” and leadership backed off.
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy said he had never seen the conference so “united” as they headed toward this vote.
What will not happen, Boehner said, is a government shutdown, which is what would happen if the Senate and the House could not come to an agreement and pass a CR to fund the government past Sept. 30.
“There should be no conversation about shutting the government down,” Boehner said. “That’s not the goal. … There is no interest in our part in shutting down the government.”
Ted Cruz talks about this with Andrea Tantaros in which he says it looks like the House is finally going to side with the American people in allowing this vote: