House Democrats say they have grown tired of short term budget bills and are not inclined to lend large scale support to a three-week spending bill on the floor Tuesday.
"Two-week, three-week budgets, that is not the way to run the largest economy in the world or the smallest business on Main Street," said House Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.
"Many of us didn't even vote for the first one," added House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., "We aren't whipping this. People are just voting as they want."
85 Democrats voted against the last extension, known as a continuing resolution or CR, which is scheduled to expire on Friday.
Pelosi said that how Democrats voted on the measure was not as important as where negotiations for a long term solution would lead.
"We cut here we cut there to find a middle ground. That may not be enough," she said, "I think this debate is on a higher ground of our values. It's not about money. It's about the morality of what we're doing."