Government shutdown showdown updates
Updated On: Sep 30 2013 09:41:36 PM CDT
The U.S. House and Senate have not reached an agreement on a continuing resolution to fund the government. If they do not do so by midnight Monday, the government will shut down at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Here is a running log of the action in Washington from CNN's Political Ticker on CNN.com.
10:34 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
And at this hour this latest house gop move not going to avoid a shutdown
10:31 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
POTUS has now signed military pay bill into law.
10:27 p.m. ET: Lisa Desjardins @AskLisaD
ICYMI: House leaders next move - vote to go to conference with the Senate over the CR. (Which FYI was a @SenRandPaul idea ystrday).
10:26 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Next House GOP vote - repass last version of house CR and request a conference w/Senate to work out differences on spending bill
10:23 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
I'm told house republicans plan to revote on their cr w obamacare provisions and appoint conferees - negotiators - to sit down w senators
10:11 p.m. ET: Lisa Desjardins @AskLisaD
ROUND 4: House Rules committee to meet at 10:30p ET.
10 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Nunes says there will be another House vote tonight but also says "the government is going to shutdown...now I don't know for how long."
9:53 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
A sign we are shutting down... POTUS will sign bill passed by Congress guaranteeing pay for active duty military in the event of a shutdown.
9:49 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
senate will be in at least thru 11p...
9:49 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
GOP Sen Moran jokes to reporters as he crosses over to House side - worked better when I was here!
9:42 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Hot potato back to the house , little more than 2 hours to shutdown
9:41 p.m. ET: For the second time Monday, the Senate has rejected a House Republican effort to derail Obamacare tied to a proposal that would avert a government shutdown at midnight. The Democratic-controlled Senate voted to table amendments that would have delayed the individual mandate in the health care law and eliminated health insurance premium subsidies for members of Congress, their staffs and the president. House Republicans are expected to meet to discuss their next steps.
by CNN's Steve Almasy 9:41 PM
9:39 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
just as the senate did 2x before - once this morning - it rejected a house gop funding plan on a party line vote. its gonna be a long night
9:38 p.m. ET: Lisa Desjardins @AskLisaD
Party line vote.
9:38 p.m. ET: Lisa Desjardins @AskLisaD
Yep, Senate rejects House plan #3 with vote of 54-46. Senate to return at 11p, Reid will be recognized.
9:22 p.m. ET: Lisa Desjardins @AskLisaD
SO, what now?: Not sure, but this night feels like it's a food way from over. More hot potato.
9:06 p.m. ET: Lisa Desjardins @AskLisaD
NOW: the world's most deliberative body is voting to table the latest House bill.
8:55 p.m. ET: Lisa Desjardins @AskLisaD
12 GOP No's: Bachmann, Barton, Broun, Diaz-Balart, Dent, Gingrey, Gohmert, Granger, King (IA), King (NY), Massie, Rogers (AL)
8:51 p.m. ET: Lisa Desjardins @AskLisaD
The 9 House Dems who voted w/ GOP on latest CR: Barber, Barrow, Horsford, Maffei, Sean Maloney, Matheson, McIntyre, Ruiz, Sinema.
8:48 p.m. ET: Lisa Desjardins @AskLisaD
OK, here come the vote switchers on that wacky CR vote just now. Stand by...
8:45 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
And House in recess again as we wait for Senate to ping 3rd house gop CR back and figure out next move
8:44 p.m. ET: Defying repeated rejections by the Democratic-led Senate, House Republicans on Monday again attempted to derail Obamacare by amending a spending plan that would avert a government shutdown. The measure would delay the individual mandate in the health care law and eliminate health premium subsidies for members of Congress, their staff and the president. The Senate is expected to again reject the changes and send the bill back to the House. The vote was 228-201.
8:44 p.m. ET: Christine Romans @ChristineRomans
Focus for #stocks now will be how long will #shutdown last, will deadlock extend to #debtceiling debate.
8:42 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
House GOP CR passes -228-201
8:41 p.m. Lisa Desjardins @AskLisaD
Weird Vote: GOP CR #3 has votes to pass. Conservatives and a few moderates rebelled... as did a whole bunch of Dems on their side.
8:40 p.m. ET Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Dem Rep Maffei voted for GOP CR, so did Rep Mike McIntyre
8:38 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
McCarthy talked to Grimm - he voted yes
8:34 p.m ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
More gop nos trickling in - Dent, Granger
8:33 p.m. ET: Lisa Desjardins @AskLisaD
Shutdown math: To defeat this, opponents need 18 GOP no votes - ten more than have now.
8:33 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Gohmert, Barton voted no - lot of Rs haven't voted yet still
8:29 p.m. ET: Speaker John Boehner, speaking on the House floor: ""I talked to the President earlier tonight, I'm not going to negotiate, I'm not going to negotiate, I'm not going to do this. Well, I would say to the president, this is not about me. And it's not about Republicans here in Congress. It's about fairness for the American people." --Steve Almasy
8:27 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
2 more GOP nos - broun, mike rogers from alabama
8:23 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
KY GOP Rep Massie voted no
8:22 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
One gop no vote on board - gop rep pete king
8:17 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
House voting now on latest GOP version of CR, Sen expected to table soon - PING PONG
8:14 p.m. ET: At the Republican conference this afternoon, Boehner said "we're not going to be left holding the hot potato," a senior GOP House member told CNN's Gloria Borger.
8:11 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Hoyer appealing to Rs"have the courage" to let the House work its will -- "I dare you to do that, let democracy work" put clean CR on floor
8:06 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Boehner: this is an issue of fairness...
8:05 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Boehner on floor making second floor speech of the day - a rare thing
7:52 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
Well @CharlieDent and @RepPeteKing didn't even come close to disrupting house gop plans. Only 6 no's - and many were conservatives
7:46 p.m. ET: Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told CNN's Erin Burnett he's not worried about how a government shutdown may play out for Republicans in the 2014 midterms. In fact, he pointed to large GOP gains in 2010, the year when Obamacare passed, to prove that standing up to the law will only bolster Republicans at the polls. --Ashley Killough
7:40 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Tried, along w/several others to ask Boehner next step after Sen rejects latest CR, stuck to his policy of ignoring reporters' q in hall
7:27 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
WH: "President reinforced" w GOP leaders "that he will continue to oppose any politically-motivated attempts to defund or delay" Obamacare
7:26 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
WH on POTUS call to congressional leaders: "The President made clear to the Republican Leadership that they must act"
7:16 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
House gop passes rule - not enough Rs defected to take it down -225-204
7:13 p.m. ET: A White House official says President Obama spoke separately by phone tonight with House Speaker John Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tonight, CNN"s Jim Acosta and Deidre Walsh report.
7:12 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
So far gop nos on rule - pete king, steve king, bachmann
7:08 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Boehner spox on Obama call to Spkr: last 10 min, boehner told potus on Ocare "American families are being denied basic fairness"
6:58 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Boehner now on floor talking to Rep Peter King who is trying to take down gop rule
6:57 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Boehner in back corner of floor as House gets ready to vote on rule for latest gop CR plan, but doesn't appear to be working anybody over
6:54 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
Key house vote starting soon. Will house mods successfully defeat gop plan ? Watch @OutFrontCNN at the top of the hour.
6:33 p.m. ET: Cruz said: "We should pick the ... critical priorities, the areas where -- if the Democrats force a shutdown -- the areas where there will be the most pain. Let's address that. " --Steve Almasy
6:31 p.m. ET: "i think we ought to start passing continuing resolutions narrowly focused on each of the things the president listed," like funds for border patrol agents and national parks, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. "Let's one at a time demonstrate the same bipartisan cooperation we saw today with the military and address all of these people the president is holding out as going to suffer." --Steve Almasy
6:26 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
Icymi: here is my breaking news live shot about house gop mods working on a revolt during a key vote coming up
6:23 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Ohio Rep Steve Chabot says "I doubt it" when asked if enough Rs to defeat rule on latest gop CR , he supports plan
6:22 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
One house D Rep - Jim Matheson - who voted for last one year delay of indiv mandate says he's undecided on this latest gop pkg
6:16 p.m. ET: "The president is not interested to achieve some political gain out of this," Carney tells CNN. "He's not running for re-election again." --Steve Almasy
6:13 p.m. ET: Congress can agree on one thing: military will be paid if government shuts down --Ashley Killough
6:12 p.m. ET: "Our view is that Congress needs to act responsibly to fund the government , not attach partisan agenda items to that bill," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer. --Steve Almasy
6:10 p.m. ET: "I think (Dana Bash's report) it reflects that so much of what we've been seeing in these past days has been the result of an internal political struggle with the Republican party, and especially within the House Republican conference," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer. --Steve Almasy
6:05 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
WH release: POTUS just named former Romney campaign adviser Lanhee J. Chen to Social Security Advisory Board
6:03 p.m. ET: CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reports: Moderate House Republicans who want to fund the government with no strings attached are working to line up votes against the House GOP plan to fund the government while chipping away at Obamacare, multiple GOP sources involved in the effort tell CNN.
Rep. Charlie Dent, R-PA; Rep. Peter King, R-NY; and others are feverishly making calls to stage what would effectively be a revolt. They say they are hoping there are enough GOP members like them who are fed up with the tactics of the leadership that they can find enough votes to defeat the first procedural measure, known as the rule.
That would prevent the House GOP leadership from even bringing their plan up at all. Given the makeup of the GOP caucus, these House Republican moderates would need in the ballpark of 20 Republicans to agree to defy their leadership, and be willing to face what will undoubtedly be the wrath of the conservative grassroots. -- Steve Almasy
5:55 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
CNN has learned: House GOP moderates who want a clean spending bill working to stage a revolt on the House floor.
5:48 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
Obama holds his ground in NPR interview: "I shouldn't have to offer anything"
5:33 p.m. ET: Federal defense worker Rob Merritt fears he may have to file for bankruptcy if he gets furloughed from a government shutdown. Merritt was already borrowing off his credit cards to support his family of six when he was furloughed for six days during the sequester, earlier this year, CNNMoney reports
5:27 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
POTUS meeting with cabinet now discussing how to manage shutdown at various departments (per WH pool)
5:17 p.m. ET: The White House just released this statement: The administration strongly opposes the House amendment to Senate-passed H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes.
The Senate acted in a responsible manner on a short-term funding measure to maintain government functions and avoid a damaging government shutdown.
The House of Representatives should pass the Senate-passed H.J. Res 59, rather than propose an amendment that advances a narrow ideological agenda and threatens the Nation's economy. By including extraneous measures that have no place in a government funding bill and that the president and Senate already made clear are unacceptable,
House Republicans are pushing the government toward shutdown.
If the president was presented with H.J. Res 59, as amended by this amendment, he would veto the bill. --Steve Almasy
5:15 p.m. ET: "I respect the fact that the other party is not supposed to agree with me 100 percent of the time just like I don't agree with them," Obama said. "But (Americans) do also expect that we don't bring the entire government to a halt or the entire economy to a half just because of those differences." -- Steve Almasy
5:13 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
Senate passed by unanimous consent house bill paying military If govt does in fact shutdown, @tedbarrettcnn
5:12 p.m. ET: "But one faction of one party in one house of Congress in one branch of government doesn't get to shut down the entire government just to re-fight the result of an election," President Obama says. -- Steve Almasy
5:08 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Veto threat out now from White House on latest House GOP CR :" House Republicans are pushing the Government toward shutdown"
5:08 p.m. ET:"The idea of putting the American' people's hard-earned progress at risk is the height of irresponsibility. And it doesn't have to happen. Let me repeat this, it does not have to happen. All of this is entirely preventable if the House chooses to do what the Senate has already done," President Obama said. --Steve Almasy
5:07 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
Obama on Obamacare: "you can't shut it down."
5:04 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
Obama: "the federal government is America's largest employer."
5:04 p.m. ET: "Of all the responsibilities the Constitution endows to Congress. Two should be fairly simple: Pass a budget and pay America's bills," President Obama said Monday.
4:53 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
A usual 9-4 vote at House Rules moving forward w/latest House GOP CR - floor debate should start soon
4:50 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
Only way out of shutdown is senate to approve indiv mandate delay & eliminating congress h care subsidies. Reid insists they'll reject it
4:46 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
Only way out of shutdown is senate to approve indiv mandate delay & eliminating congress h care subsidies. Reid insists they'll reject it
4:45 p.m. ET: Freshman Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, tells CNN she plans to send any pay she receives in a shutdown back to the Treasury. The combat veteran said she was shocked to find out recently that members' pay is protected. It is -- by the Constitution. -- Steve Almasy
4:44 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN Looks v likely govt will shutdown. Several gop sources tell @deirdrewalshcnn and me its highly unlikely house will vote on clean cr tonite
4:42 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
GOP Rep Sessions responds to Hastings critique of GOP, says "we are trying to do the right thing"
4:40 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Dem Rep Hastings railing on House GOP "I think you have lost your collective mind" -- says this not democracy "it's mobacracy"
4:35 p.m. ET: The Navy announced this afternoon that civilian workers who were in the Navy Yard Building 197 when a gunman opened fire September 16 will not be furloughed if there is a government shutdown. -- From CNN's Barbara Starr
4:32 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Rules Chairman Sessions using football analogy to possible more action on CR, saying "sometimes it goes til the last play"
4:29 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
At Rules mtg D Rep. MCGovern message to Boehner/leaders: "time for them to put their gro
4:23 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Rep Slaughter decries move by House GOP members to remove hcare subsidy for staff, asking if they can even look at their own aides
4:22 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
House Rules mtg set up House GOP latest plan to add 1 yr indiv delay, repeal of fed subsidy for h care pr
4:18 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
WH: POTUS delivers a statement in briefing room at 4:45pm
4:11 p.m. ET: Paul Steinhauser @psteinhauserCNN
New CNN/ORC Poll: President Obama's approval rating, though well under 50%, has remained steady in the mid 40's.
4:07 p.m. ET:Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Multiple GOP members leaving mtg said there was no discussion about any short term CR after Senate rejects this
4:07 p.m. ET: cnnmoneybrk @cnnmoneybrk
Dow falls 126 points as government shutdown looms. Major indexes finish higher for September and third quarter. cnnmon.ie/bkgnews
4:04 p.m. ET: Paul Steinhauser @psteinhauserCNN
New CNN/ORC Poll: Just 10% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, an all-time low in CNN a survey.
4:03 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
New CNN/ORC poll: How Congress is Handling Its Job - Approve 10% Disapprove 87%
4:03 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
New CNN/ORC poll: How Obama is Handling His Job as President - Approve 44% Disapprove 53%
3:56 p.m. ET: Never mind that visit to the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Forget visiting Independence Hall in Philadelphia. And that hiking adventure at Yellowstone National Park? It might not happen. If Congress doesn't pass a spending bill by midnight tonight, many travelers will quickly start feeling the impact of the impasse. -- Steve Almasy
3:52 p.m. ET: "The House will act this evening and we will send it over to the United States Senate," Speaker of the House John Boehner said. -- Steve Almasy
3:51 p.m. ET: "After five years of being a parent I have gotten used to temper tantrums. It is just an unavoidable part of having kids. They demand something, They want a second dessert. They want another ten minutes before bedtime and if they don't get it they storm out of the room. That aspect of early human nature, the inability to deal with defeat and the unwillingness to compromise luckily that goes away over time as we get older and wiser and more thoughtful. Everywhere except for Washington," Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut -- Steve Almasy
3:48 p.m. ET: Insisting they will continue the fight over the government spending bill, House Republicans tell CNN's Dana Bash and Deirdre Walsh that they plan to amend the measure just rejected by the Senate by adding provisions that would delay the individual mandate in the health care law and eliminate federal support for health polices of members of Congress, their staff, political appointees and the president. -- Steve Almasy
3:47 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Boehner says no clean CR
3:40 p.m. ET: An American default on its debt could do "nothing good" for the economy, either in the U.S. or abroad, former Republican Senator Judd Gregg told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Monday.
"There are a few people in our party who don't seem to understand the process of governing," he said. -- Steve Almasy
3:09 p.m. ET: Wrapping up what CNN's Deirdre Walsh has been tweeting: House Republicans are now planning to send to the Senate a spending bill that would, in addition to keeping government running:
1) Eliminate all health care subsidies for members of Congress, aides and the executive branch; and
2) Delay Obamacare's individual mandate for one year. (The individual mandate is the requirement that virtually all Americans have health insurance or face a financial penalty.)
This comes from sources inside a House GOP meeting in Washington.
Walsh says the subsidies pay a major portion of the lawmakers' and executive branch workers' health care premiums.
"This is a hefty chunk of change that people in the federal government get to pay for their
health care," CNN's Dana Bash said. -- Jason Hanna
2:41 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
Interesting that Carney did not knock down one week CR, but our CNN Hill unit reporting that Reid has said no to that.
2:39 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
House GOP still mtg, but CR will also delay Ocare indiv mandate for 1yr - in addition to repeal of fed subsidy for health care premiums
2:37 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
House GOP will lob CR back to sen & attach language repealing fed subsidy that covers most of h care premium for members/aides/exec branch
2:27 p.m. ET: The Senate has done the expected: It has rejected the House's spending bill, which would have kept government running but also delayed Obamacare for a year and repealed a medical device tax. The Senate vote was 54-46.
Eyes now go to the Republican-controlled House. House GOP members began meeting about a half hour ago to determine what to do next, anticipating the Senate rejection. --Jason Hanna
2:11 p.m. ET: Paul Steinhauser @psteinhauserCNN
CNN/ORC Poll: 60% say more important for Congress to avoid a shutdown than to make major changes to health care law
2 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
One week cr aint happening, at least that's what @SenatorReid just told @tedbarrettcnn
1:53 p.m. ET: Just after 2 p.m., the Senate will vote on whether to strip anti-Obamacare amendments in the House-passed government funding bill, leadership aides from each party, according to CNN's Craig Broffman.
The vote requires a simple majority to pass, meaning Democrats, who control the Senate 54-46, can remove the House amendments -- which delay Obamacare for a year and repeal a medical device tax -- without Republican votes.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his leadership plan to hold a news conference shortly after a vote. -- Jason Hanna
1:52 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
At brief WH press secretary Jay Carney did not rule out one week CR to keep govt running, didn't want to comment on options before congress
1:50 p.m. ET: U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wisconsin, says he'd be open to passing a weeklong funding bill, with no Obamacare changes, so that lawmakers can continue to debate Obamacare without shutting down the government.
"I would consider that. That's deinfintely an option that we have," Duffy told CNN's Wolf Blitzer moments ago.
Duffy said he and many other House Republicans "want to keep the fight going on Obamacare" without hitting a government shutdown.
He said many of his constituents call his office to complain about Obamacare, blaming the loss of their jobs or cuts to their work hours on the health care law. But they also tell him that the government shouldn't shut down, he said.
House Republicans are going to talk with each other this afternoon about "how to find that sweet spot" of weakening Obamacare while keeping the government going, Duffy said. -- Jason Hanna and Sarah Aarthun
1:39 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
CO GOP Rep Lamborn on moving fight from CR to debt ceiling "at some point we have to because we've tried everything"
1:37 p.m. ET: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is addressing the battle now:
"We are at a moment where the House of Representative has to decide ... whether roughly 60 members of (House Speaker John Boehner's) caucus -- the tea party faction -- will dictate to the American people whether the government will be shut down because they have not been able to achieve through normal means their ideological agenda," he told reporters moments ago. -- Jason Hanna
1:37 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
Carney on proposal for medical device tax repeal as part of CR: "none of this is acceptable.." Calls it "blatant extortion."
1:36 p.m. ET: Paul Steinhauser @psteinhauserCNN
CNN/ORC Poll: 68% say govt. shutdown for a few days is a bad thing. 79% say shutdown for a few weeks is a bad thing
1:32 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
Carney: "as of now it is up to the House of Representatives..."
1:26 p.m. ET: Wondering why House Republicans are using a spending bill to try to dismantle Obamacare? One answer: Because, they argue, the funding of the government is the only option available to stop a bill that they say is not ready for use, that will force people from their health insurance plans, and that will prompt businesses to reduce employee hours rather than provide them health insurance. -- Jason Hanna
1:20 p.m. ET: We want to point your attention to what CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash reported via Twitter and in this blog earlier today. House GOP sources told her that, should the Senate reject the House's spending bill (which would delay Obamacare for a year), the House may try to attach a provision that would delay Obamacare's individual mandate.
The individual mandate is the requirement that virtually all Americans have health insurance or face a financial penalty. Attempting to delay this requirement appears to be the leading option for the House's next move, the House GOP sources said.
This option has been floated for some time. Last week, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dismissed suggestions that delaying the mandate might be a feasible compromise. He argued that one of the most popular aspects of the Affordable Care Act -- the protection of those with pre-existing conditions -- cannot work without the individual mandate. -- Jason Hanna
1:20 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Signs of house gop splintering? Rep Lamborn says he wants to do 1 wk CR, move on to next fight on debt ceiling, says unclear if others agree
1:08 p.m. ET: More from President Obama, who spoke to reporters minutes ago while sitting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House:
"Congress has two responsibilities: pass a budget (and) pay the bills. I am not only open to, but eager to, have negotiation around a long-term budget that makes sure were investing in middle-class families ... and deals with some of our long-term challenges in terms of debt and deficits."
Obama said he probably would have more to say to the news media later today. -- Jason Hanna
1:05 p.m. ET: Today's spending battle in Congress comes as President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Minutes ago, Obama, sitting with Netanyahu at the White House, took some time to talk to reporters about the shutdown threat:
"I am not at all resigned" to a shutdown, Obama said.
"The bottom line is that the Senate has passed a bill that keeps the government open, does not have a lot of extraneous issues to it, that allows us to then negotiate a longer-term budget ... but ensures that we're not shutting down the government ... at a time when a lot of families" are just now digging themselves out of hard times. -- Jason Hanna
12:57 p.m. ET: Again, we're waiting for the Senate to convene around 2 p.m.
Attorney General Eric Holder has weighed in on the potential shutdown. Though Senate-confirmed presidential appointees like him aren't set to lose any pay if it happens, many others in the Justice Department are. So, he says, he will take a pay cut -- "whatever amount is greatest for any employee at the Justice Department."
"As I have made clear we are all in this together and whatever pain they suffer I will share with them," he told reporters at a news conference today.
Furloughs, he said, would "have a disruptive impact on the work of the Justice Department."
"Now, we will certainly make sure that national security is protected, " he said. "On the criminal side our lawyers, our investigators will still be in the field. But on the civil side and a whole range of others things that the Justice Department is entrusted to do we will not do the job that the American people expect of us." -- Jason Hanna
12:44 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Leading option for House GOP, per @DanaBashCNN is to add 1 yr delay of indiv mandate to CR,(22 House Ds backed but might not bf shutdown)
12:29 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
MT @NationalZoo animals will be fed & cared for. #shutdown will not affect our commitment to safety of our staff & excellence in animal care
12:26 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
furlough notices already going to capitol workers. just rode subway with someone in architects office going to deliver to his emloyees.
12:23 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
so we KNOW boehner could pass clean w/ dem support-but is he willing to face conservative wrath? charlie dent told @ThePlumLineGS he should
12:10 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
Gop Sources say leading option for house gop next move today is attaching a delay of individual mandate to the cr.
11:50 a.m. ET: So, what would happen if the Senate strips the anti-Obamacare measures from the spending bill this afternoon? CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash has this from Capitol Hill:
New :I'm told house repubs will meet at 2p to talk about the "what next" after senate rejects their latest cr
Sep. 30, 2013
11:42 a.m. ET: The Republican-controlled House on Sunday passed a spending bill that would delay Obamacare for a year and repeal a tax on medical devices. That's not going to fly in the Democrat-controlled Senate. -- Jason Hanna
11:36 a.m. ET: The main holdup: House Republicans want any spending plan to include measures that at least disrupt the Affordable Care Act, the 2010 health care reform law otherwise known as Obamacare. But the Senate's Democratic leadership has consistently rejected tying the spending resolution to Obamacare, leaving little apparent room to avoid a shutdown in the few hours before it would begin. --Jason Hanna
11:31 a.m. ET: Why is there a Monday night deadline? Because Monday is the last day of the federal fiscal year, and the government's last spending authorization runs out then. -- Jason Hanna
11:28 a.m. ET: Welcome to our live blog on what could be the first partial U.S. federal government shutdown since 1995. The shutdown would start Tuesday if, by midnight tonight, Congress doesn't pass at least a short-term spending measure that continues to fund government.
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