Report: John Boehner Could End Shutdown Today If He Wanted To

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) could end the stalemate in Washington D.C. right now, according to a report from The Huffington Post. 

The online news website asserts all Boehner needs to do is bring a “clean” continuing resolution (also called a C.R.) to the House floor and it would pass. A “clean” C.R. means a bill to fund the government without strings attached.

The Huffington Post reports that under those circumstances, “Democrats would vote for it, and enough Republicans are publicly now on board to pass it. [We have] been keeping a running tally of which Republicans have said they support doing this. Privately, more GOP lawmakers have indicated they would as well.”

Boehner has said previously a “clean” vote will not be allowed and the fight to amend The Affordable Care Act through the budget process will continue. President Obama and Senate Democrats have said negotiating on Obamacare will not happen until a “clean” measure funding the government is passed.

8 comments

  • S. Hodge

    Obama could end shutdown today if he wanted to. All he has to do is
    delay OBAMACARE for one year. But of course this is never mentioned by anyone in media is it.

  • Congress is crooked

    That’s so stupid u would risk people’s job just because u don’t want obamacare those republicans should grow up and stop thinking of themselves.

  • Alley

    That’s so stupid u would risk people’s job just because u don’t want obamacare those republicans should grow up and stop thinking of themselves.

  • Linda Moberg

    Excuse me Alley. The Dems want a “clean” signing, and say that they agree that until it is signed Obamacare negotiations will not be discussed. So I take it if signed it will be further discussed. If my understanding is right then the Rep sign the “clean” whatever as long as nothing is attached and take the word of the Dems (who always follow through on what they say and do) will then talk again about Obamacare? Now how are we guaranteed that this will still go into further negotiations, and any other problems found on both sides will be discussed like rational adults looking out for the best interest of our country and citizens and not just for their major contributors, lobbyists, etc. if there is no notation that further discussions will happen. I hear how sleazy the Reps are yet our own President can’t make up his mind whether is health care move is all that good. He has already admitted that there are some flaws. Duh! Reps have been saying that for some time. All parties need to start working for us, including the President!

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