Negotiations stall on Capitol Hill; House leaves, Collins’ plan in serious doubt | Fox News

Negotiations to fully reopen the federal government and increase the debt limit faltered Saturday in the Senate and House – with a proposal by a moderate Senate Republican being rejected, hence postponing any hopes of breakthrough until at least Tuesday– two weeks after the partial shutdown started. The plan by Maine GOP Sen. Susan Collins […]

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Growing Number of Democrats Voting With House GOP to Fund Non-Obamacare Parts of Gov’t | CNS News

(CNSNews.com) – Over the past two weeks, a growing number of House Democrats have broken with their party leadership to vote with House Republicans to approve funding for parts of the federal government that do not involve implementing Obamacare. The number of Democrats voting for funding bills put up by the House leadership that were […]

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House to try again to pass 3 emergency funding bills amid government slimdown | Fox News

The House of Representatives will make another attempt Wednesday to pass three emergency funding bills after each failed to obtain the required two-thirds majority Tuesday. The House Rules Committee is scheduled to meet at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday to consider the three measures backed by House Republicans, which are aimed at reopening parks and monuments, continuing […]

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With shutdown looming, Senate returns to work after Reid vows to reject House spending bill | Fox News

With what would be the first government shutdown in 17 years due to take effect at midnight Tuesday, the Senate will return to business Monday afternoon to consider the Republican House’s weekend spending-bill offer, which the chamber’s ranking Democrat has vowed to reject. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., had made his feelings on the […]

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House votes to keep government open, delay ObamaCare by 1 year | Fox News

House Republicans voted early Sunday morning in favor of a temporary spending bill that includes a one-year delay for ObamaCare, a move that increases the chance of a government shutdown with Senate Democrats and the White House vowing to reject the measure ahead of a Monday night deadline. The Republican-led House passed the proposal 231-192 […]

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American Thinker: Obamacare: Cruz’ing for a Bruising?

All conservatives want ObamaCare repealed. What divides them is how to go about doing it. Senator Ted Cruz has stirred the dormant frustrations of many conservatives hoping someone in Washington would stand up and openly fight this madness. Conventional thinking inside the Beltway GOP says the best way to fight ObamaCare is to delay the […]

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Senate approves budget bill, restores ObamaCare funding | Fox News

Capping a dramatic and chaotic week on Capitol Hill, the Senate on Friday approved a critical budget bill that would fund the government past Sept. 30 — but only after Democrats succeeded in stripping a Republican-backed provision to defund ObamaCare. The final vote was 54-44. The bill now returns to the House, and is seen […]

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Cruz vows to speak against ObamaCare until unable ‘to stand,’ as vote looms | Fox News

In a final act of political theater before a key test vote, Sen. Ted Cruz launched Tuesday into a marathon speech on the Senate floor decrying ObamaCare that carried into Wednesday morning — amounting to a last-ditch effort to rally support for Republicans’ bid to defund the health care law. The Texas Republican senator declared […]

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Cruz Sets Confrontational Tone as Senate Debate Begins – Washington Wire – WSJ

The Senate plunged into debate over legislation to fund the government while cutting of money for the new health-care law, with both sides accusing the other of threatening to bring about a government shutdown. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) opened debate by denouncing the bill  passed by the House Friday that embodies conservatives’ […]

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GOP goes all-in on ‘de-fund ObamaCare,’ as shutdown looms | Fox News

House Speaker John Boehner, in an abrupt turnaround, plans to let Tea Party lawmakers have a vote on de-funding ObamaCare as part of a politically risky strategy which Democrats warn could result in a government shutdown. GOP leaders unveiled their plan to members on Wednesday morning, teeing up a vote for Friday — the proposed […]

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