The House Republicans have been approved the legislation to give Obamacare a one-year delay, which could lead to the country going into a government shut-down in a few days.
According to the Associated Press, Senate Democrats worked to try and reject the vote, while the White House has vowed for a veto on the action.
The White House issued a statement that said that the Republicans are purusing ‘a narrow ideological agenda … and pushing the government towards shutdown.”
Unfortunately for the government, the Senate is not scheduled to meet until Monday during mid-afternoon, which will be just 10 hours before the shutdown could take place.
Republican Marlin Stutzman has described why Republicans are against Obamacare:
“Obamacare is based on a limitless government, bureaucratic arrogance and a disregard of a will of the people.”
According to House Republicans, Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and his lieutenants already are considering how to devise an eleventh-hour response that could be acceptable to a majority of conservatives in his conference if the Senate does not budge.
One option, members said, is to revise the CR yet again—this time to include an amendment from Sen. David Vitter, R-La., that would prevent members of Congress and their staffers from receiving exemptions from key Obamacare measures.
Hopefully a plan can be devised to avoid a government shut down next week. Stay tuned for more details.
SOURCE: Associated Press | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty