Skip to comments.Boehner Eyes House Vote on Senate Bill
Posted on 10/16/2013 7:22:43 AM PDT by Cheerio
The speaker is considering a vote on the Senate-brokered deal, even if conservatives object.
Speaker John Boehner is considering letting the House take the initial vote Wednesday on a Senate-prepared bill to lift the debt ceiling and restart funding for the shuttered federal government--apparently even if House conservatives object.
If they do object, it would mean Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her House Democrats could become critical to its passage.
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WELL, THIS IS WHAT WE GET!
A must read before Boner leads House Republicans into political suicide:
Rep. McClintock (R-CA) breaks down the debt crisis
Must be another one of those "vote on it so we can see what is in it" deals.
Even if Boehner doesn't cave, I think we can assume Pelosi has enough RINO's lined up to process a discharge petition.
Pretty slick move by Democrats; taking the majority away from Republicans.
I hope the true, loyal, conservative Americans can muster the votes to stop this. They need to stand firm.
If Boehner goes along and then has a minority of republicans vote for this with a large majority of democrats, then it is obvious whose leader he really is when it counts.
It will prove what we here have known for years...that the leadership in the GOP of Boehner, McConnel, etc. and their enablers, consultants, etc. are not aligned with the conservative principles of the majority of Republicans or what this nation was founded upon and prospered upon. They need to be run out of town on rail and we need to purge the inner vessel of them.
It will make clear that the Democratic Party and the GOP leadership are in league to spend the nation into oblivioin, one being just a “light” version of the other.
As I say, many of us here have known this for many years and have and will continue to fight it.
America at the Crossroads of History
I’m through with the GOP. They left my family and I long ago, as it moved to the left.
“Initial vote of a senate prepared bill”? What the fudge is Boehner thinking? Bizarre. Insane.
He’s asking for the vote because that’s Obama’s complaint....you won’t even let them vote. Just hang on.
Every time some of us say “Third Party” we get, “you’re just electing Demo-rats. Well guys and gals ... what we have is MUCH worse.
The GOP is dead and gelded. I’m not going down with this sinking ship. It is time for the Tea Party and real Conservatives to bold from the GOP.
Holding your nose and voting for whoever they shove at us is not working. It never has and never will.
A lot of this seems to be premature rejoicing of the GOP caving by the media.
There's a lot of procedure to go through before they can cave.
Give it an hour or two. it’ll be there.
Just emailed Roger Williams, TX-25, to NOT support any Senate orginated bill, to fund gov’t by regular order only, and to NOT violate the Hastert rule.
I dont think you need unanimous consent if House votes first.
Secret meeting with Cruz
UPDATE - An obvious third possibility that I should have included above: The House passes a short-term, totally clean debt ceiling hike, and the shutdown goes on. Would the Senate or the president actually block such an action?
not sure what boehner is supposed to do. his own caucus can’t even agree on a bill, let alone one that would get through reid’s clutches and signed by the president...
why was increasing the national debt ok when congress passed the appropriations bills, but not now when it’s time to raise the debt ceiling?
who should be the leader of the republican caucus (and thus speaker), if boehner re-signed today?
he’s thinking this is the only bill that has a chance of passing congress and getting signed by obama?
Of course the Senate and President would block that. Utter non-starter. I Prosecuted long enough to know when the other side has nothing but a bluff. You don’t ever fold to the bluffer. Boehner has nothing because he put himself into a position to have nothing and he could have had it all. Not too pleased with Cruz not being much more than a rabble-rouser but I digress.
I am sick of seeing good ideas fail because of inept GOP leaderhip. Yeah Rep Issa, that means you too.
The Republicans deserve to have conservatives leave the party. They really, really want to be the minority party, just like in the good-old-days of Bob Michel, House minority leader, who carried water for the Democrats as a career.
No, its definitely time to part ways.
The “deal” has been made. The commie DemocRATS win, Americans lose. That’s one heck of a “deal”.
Time for the tea party in the house to put up or shut up and remove boner from the speaker’s office. There had better be a group in the sharpening up some knives.
Good post. GOP is most certainly the lite side of the Democrat Party. Two sides of the same coin really.
there is NO RISK OF DEFAULT.
the media has been lying saying Armageddon will happen Oct 17 if the debt limit is not raised. that is a big lie. the media lied. Obama lied. Reid lied.
we have to call and email Republicans and tell them not to believe the media lies. what is the capital switchboard or their emails or phone numbers?
Boehner has nothing because he put himself into a position to have nothing and he could have had it all.
It wasn’t ineptitude. Boehner didn’t want this battle and has wound down his position to this point on purpose. We have been played.
agreed... I’m ready for a viable 3rd party.. and I do mean viable... not saying it could win, but that it needs to garner more votes than the measely amount that the libertarian party gets.
Just heard on Fox that they’ll be voting on Senate bill that was just hammered out..so, not the original Senate bill? the new/improved Reid-MConnell bill? Can’t wait to see what’s in this garbage. Probably worse than the 1st one. Way to negotiate..we have two parties right?
who do you nominate to replace him as speaker?
There is some kind of “message” that can be sent by Boehner.
It’s one of those weird rules that people dont know about..like “martial law” as it applies to Congress - When Sheila Jackson Lee used it people thought she meant regular martial law.
It allows Reid to skip a cloture vote.
Obama to Boehner: Hey bitch open the government.
Boehner to Obama: Yes sir.
It will end his Speakership, and likely he’ll be primaried out of his job. But he’ll become the Darling of the Beltway Elite, and land on his feet in a cushy lobbyist job.
We put them their to stop bankrupting the nation and our families. They are voting to bankrupt us more.
The dishwasher in the house cafeteria would likely be an improvement over boner.
Now, we will pass a temporary budget and debt ceiling for promises of spending cuts...
Reminds me of
Not only does he destroy his speakership, but he guarantees a 3rd party that will allow unbridled led reign by libs for years
DC is running against citizens
Joe Carr to oust Lamar Alexander in TN
Lee Bright to oust Lindsey Graham in SC
PLEASE, contact Louie Gohmert and tell him we want to add his name as opposing Cornyn