Government shutdown fight is leaving Congress some good opportunities: “It is a complete mess’

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Spending bill needed to avoid a December 22, shutdown

Political panel weighs in on what each party, to win or to lose.

“A shit-sandwich.”

These were the words of former House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, in the fall of 2008.

The world economy stood on the abyss. Legislators from both parties recognized that they had to approve a $700 billion bailout package to rescue the nation’s financial system with a measure called TARP – Troubled Assets Relief Program. No one wanted to vote for him. But they had to.

Boehner – the house minority leader is characterized TARP as a “shit sandwich.” It was an offensive, disgusting piece of legislation. But Boehner said he would return.

The follow-up on the’ slim in the legislative process of the delicacies this week. No pastrami on rye bread. No croque-monsieur. No piping-hot patty melts.


To pass GOP progress tax reform in the midst of the threat of government shutdown

If congressional avoid Republicans, a government shutdown this week, you may very well be on the advice of a legal gourmand like John Boehner A shit-sandwich, you can do the best blue plate special.

You order up!

The government is encouraged by 11:59:59 p.m., Friday. Congressional Republicans are likely to move their tax reform package by the house of representatives and the Senate on Tuesday. However, the Republicans a risk of corrupting that message, when the government runs out of money Friday night, colliding with Christmas.

A note of GOP source told Fox News that no Republicans wanted to shutdown a part of a government, not that sully your holiday tax-reform narrative.

“But you never know,” said the source. “We can still screw.”

‘There seems to be no fallback position.’

Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash.

When asked about the plan to avoid a government shutdown, a senior House Republican source acknowledged, “I really wish I knew. It’s all in the air.”

This is the reason why the Christmas shutdown remains a possibility. It runs off the track.

“There is no fallback position seems to be,” said Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee. “It is a complete mess.”

Don’t expect all of the measures are introduced immediately.

“Nothing happened until we had tax reform,” said a Congress source.

House Republicans are just going to avoid a temporary spending bill, a government shutdown. It is the promotion of all areas of the Federal government at current levels until mid-January. The plan would cap the bust-compulsory expenditure by the Pentagon as “sequestration.” The house Republican gambit, the military would Fund, through Sept. 30. Strengthening the defense court defense hawks expenditure Yes votes on the measure.

But there are a lot of skeptics on the other side of Capitol Hill.

“This dog will not hunt in the Senate,” said Sen., John Kennedy, R-La.

Not to increase “you go in defense spending without an increase in the non-military spending,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C.

If the house approves his plan and sends it across the Capitol, senators will likely deployment strip the defence and place the other provisions, which can happen the body. A possibility is the restoration of the cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments to assist lower income people with health care. President Trump made the payments in October. Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and the top Democrat on the panel, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., created a new CSR plan.

But an unnerved Murray threw up their hands when asked whether the CSR of the wind would plan to the interim expenditure.

“I’m asking Republicans and you don’t know,” said Murray.

Sen. Susan Collins of addiction, a determination of the cause of the problems could be spending in a government bill.


Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, announced their support for the tax, the repeal of ObamaCare’s mandate that individuals purchase health insurance. CSR-support is imperative to Collins.

“I’ve always believed that Alexander/Murray (the cross-party, CSR-schedule) of the teaching, and at the end of the day,” said Collins.

But House conservatives Balk, if the Senate puts this provision in the bill.

The house appropriations Committee released its third emergency spending bill to cover the cost of the hurricanes, and forest fires late Monday night in the amount of $81 billion. The Congress has already help coughed up $52 billion in disaster. The Congress leader was able to convince them to support bipartisan legislature, a General spending plan if the additional disaster aid, together with the temporary draft law to the government funding bill. This strategy might a legislator from the hurricane-ravaged States, such as Florida and Texas, lure. You have to now heaped relief for the victims of the forest fires on the packaging. That is California to lure votes a legislator, Yes.

Lawmakers from both parties want to help people in need. But you will wince at such a stunning price tag.

Democrats in Congress argue the Republicans have not consulted with you about what they would need to vote for a temporary spending plan. House Democrats are not expected to vote Yes on anything – unless the Republicans may not approve of a bill, on its own, and on bended knee. Many Democrats, a Republican, would require that lock a permanent solution for Obama’s DACA program, the spending package. Hooking DACA, a spending bill to important democratic votes are not displayed in the maps.

It is a red line for Sen. Kennedy.

“I vote to shut down the government to, if you try, things said something in the bill that should not be there,” Kennedy. “If you want to add to that immigration, like DACA, I would not vote for the law.”

The government closes when the conservatives in trench, or you go to the Mat with the Senate. The Republicans could snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, trampling all of the gain on its tax reform.

This is the reason why house Republicans may have to accept to avoid a “crap” sandwich, if you want to, a government shutdown – spending in this case, a stopgap bill that nobody wants, but Congress can have to eat.

Capitol attitude is a weekly column by members of the Fox News Capitol Hill team. Your article, you take in the halls of Congress, and they cover the spectrum of political topics, presented, discussed and voted on.

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