House GOP to talk about stopgap bill to avoid gov't shutdown
House GOP to talk about stopgap bill to avoid gov't shutdown with members tomorrow--
By Chad Pergram, Capitol Hill
Multiple sources indicate that the House GOP leadership has not formalized a Continuing Resolution or "CR" (which serves as a stopgap measure) to keep the government from closing October 1 because Congress and the president haven't okayed the 12 spending bills to fund the government.
Fox is told that decision will be made after a closed-door House Republican Conference meeting tomorrow morning at 10 am et.
It is unclear if any measure may make an effort to defund Obamacare. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) is leery of this strategy to defund the Affordable Care Act in the CR...because it risks a government shutdown...even if many Republicans say that's not their intention.
Senior Republican sources tell Fox regardless, they hope to have a strategy tomorrow for proceeding on the CR and then releasing the text of the bill sometime tomorrow. That would enable the House to consider some version of a CR to avoid a government shutdown on Thursday.