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*UPDATED - Here's A Tally - House Now Has The Votes To End Government Shutdown, But It Won't

Posted by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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WASHINGTON -- Less than a day after the government shut down, House Republicans are slowly but steadily coming forward to say they're ready to just pass a bill to fund the government with no strings attached.

Here's who they are, and why they say they're done with trying to force through provisions to delay or defund Obamacare in order to keep the government running. We'll update the list if and when more come in. It would take 17 Republicans, along with all Democrats, to cobble together the votes to pass a clean continuing resolution.

  

 

Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.): "At this point, I believe it's time for the House to vote for a clean, short-term funding bill to bring the Senate to the table and negotiate a responsible compromise." [Press Release, 10/1/13]

 

Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.): "Time for a clean [continuing resolution]." [Official Twitter, 10/1/13]

 

Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.): "Enough is enough. Put a clean [continuing resolution] on the floor and let's get on with the business we were sent to do." [Burlington County Times, 10/1/13]

 

Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.): A Fitzpatrick aide tells the Philadelphia Inquirer the congressman would support a clean funding bill if it came up for a vote. [Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/1/13]

 

Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.): Barletta said he would "absolutely" vote for a clean bill in order to avert a shut down of the government. [Bethlehem Morning Call, 10/1/13]

 

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.): King thinks House Republicans would prefer to avoid a shutdown and said he will only vote for a clean continuing resolution to fund the government, according to the National Review Online. [NRO, 9/30/13]

 

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.): The California Republican told The Huffington Post he would ultimately support a clean continuing resolution. [Tweet by The Huffington Post's Sabrina Siddiqui, 9/30/13]

 

Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.): "I'm prepared to vote for a clean [continuing resolution]." [The Huffington Post, 9/29/13]

 

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.): A Wolf aide told The Hill that he agrees with fellow Virginia Rep. Scott Rigell (R) that it's time for a clean continuing resolution. [The Hill, 10/1/13]

 

Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.): A Grimm aide told The Huffington Post that the congressman supports a clean continuing resolution. [10/1/13].

 

Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.): A local news anchor in Minnesota tweeted that Paulsen told him he would vote for a clean resolution if given the chance. [Blake McCoy Tweet, 10/1/13]

 

Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.): A constituent of Wittman's sent The Huffington Post an email she got from the congressman indicating he would vote for a clean funding bill but hasn't had "an opportunity to do so at this point." [10/1/13]

 

Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.): LoBiondo told The Press of Atlantic City he'll support "whatever gets a successful conclusion" to the shutdown and a clean funding bill "is one of those options." [The Press of Atlantic City, 10/1/13]

 

Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.): Forbes told The Virginian-Pilot that he supports the six-week clean funding bill that passed in the Senate. [The Virginian-Pilot, 10/2/13]

 

Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-Pa.): The congressman issued a statement saying he would "vote in favor of a so-called clean budget bill." [Office of Rep. Jim Gerlach, 10/2/13].

 

Rep. Leonard Lance (R-N.J.): Lance's chief of staff confirmed to The Huffington Post that he told a constituent on Wednesday that Lance has voted for clean government funding bills in the past "and would not oppose doing so again should one be brought to the floor." [10/2/13]

 

This is a developing story and has been updated. 

 

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House Now Has The Votes To End Government Shutdown, But It Won't

WASHINGTON -- Less than two days after the government shut down, there are now more than 17 Republicans who say they're ready to pass a bill to fund the government with no strings attached, giving the House the votes it needs to pass a clean funding bill.

All 200 Democrats would need to stick together and team up with those Republicans to pass the bill, but House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would have to be willing to put it to a vote, which so far he has given no indication he will do. But if he does, the votes appear to be there. The Senate would pass the bill in no time, sending it to be signed by President Barack Obama and ending the shutdown.

Read the tally here to see who those House Republicans are, and why they say they're done with trying to force through provisions on Obamacare before agreeing to keep the government running.

Of course, we'll update the list when, or if, more come in.

This is a developing story and has been updated.

 

by on Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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smalltowngal
by Platinum Member on Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:18 PM

They need 5 more. 

cathygymboree
by Bronze Member on Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Screw them.

Luvnlogic
by Silver Member on Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:22 PM
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Ah, a list of the slightly less asshole-y children. ;) Not surprised none of my states reps are on the list though.
sheila28804
by Member on Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:25 PM

If you are low to middle income, this should make you happy.  We need more.

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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These must be the non terrorist faction of the Republican Party

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punky3175
by Punky on Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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I love how it's referred to as a 'clean' continuing resolution. So they're admitting all the crap they were trying to tack on makes it 'dirty.'
RandRMomma
by Maya on Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:31 PM
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Because they don't want to act like childish pansies? LOL

Bless your heart.


Quoting cathygymboree:

Screw them.

RandRMomma
by Maya on Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:32 PM
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So, ALL house republicans aren't childish assholes. I take back some of my earlier statements.
cathygymboree
by Bronze Member on Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Screw them.

sheila28804
by Member on Oct. 1, 2013 at 10:35 PM

Please explain, why do you care?

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