Just like that, we are back to square minus one, with the House again punting to the senate:
- HOUSE VOTES 231 TO 192 TO DELAY OBAMACARE FOR ONE YEAR, AVERT GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
- 2 DEMOCRATS VOTE YES, 2 REPUBLICANS VOTE NO
- HOUSE UNANIMOUSLY VOTES 423-0 ON "PAY OUR MILITARY ACT" ENSURING TROOPS ARE PAID DURING GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
Boehner promptly took to Twitter to be social-network(ally) hip:
As reported earlier, the Senate will promptly squash said bill once again as it did with the defunding CR, in effect leaving essentially no time to cobble a deal together ahead of the the October 1 government shutdown.
In the meantime, the theatrics over the next 48 hours will be truly epic as increasingly more republicans adopt the party line phrased by Rep. Louie Gohmert as follows:
In House debate, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Tx urges Dems "have as much flexibility with the Repubicans as you do with the Russians & Iranians."— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 29, 2013