GOP delays government funding bill

House Republican leaders yesterday postponed a vote that would have approved the funding of the government through December. The delay came because of opposition among conservative Republicans to parts of the legislation related to the funding of Obamacare, which they want to strip out.

The government faces a shutdown if legislation isn't approved by September 30. Democrats and Republicans also have to soon agree on measures to lift the debt cap.

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  • Michael Nau
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    We need a grand compromise in which everyone gets some of what they want but not everything. Reagan and a democratic congress did this in the 1980s.
    12 Sep 2013, 06:52 AM Reply Like
  • Herb Smith
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    Sorry to say, those in the Congress who remember the compromises of the past are now afraid that participating in compromise will bring on a primary challenge from Tea party. And those newly elected in 2010 have no interest at all in compromise and even seem unaware of the major role of compromise since the very founding of the nation.
    20 Sep 2013, 09:37 PM Reply Like
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