End of Sept. fast approaching, and the House GOP still has no majority plan to defund

Jun 2013

By Elise Viebeck - 09/12/13 04:25 PM ET

Forty-three House Republicans on Thursday endorsed legislation that would keep the government open while defunding ObamaCare.

The sponsorship total reveals that there is a significant bloc of opposition to a plan from GOP leaders that would avoid a government shutdown by requiring that the Senate take a vote on the healthcare law.

Conservatives decried that plan as a "gimmick," forcing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and his team to push back a vote until at least next week.

The new measure from Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) gives House conservatives the hardline approach they have been seeking by tying the extension of basic government funding to a one-year delay in ObamaCare.


----Doesn't seem they're going to meet Ted Cruz' end of September deadline with a cohesive and majority-supported plan. (43 of 233? That's like 20%).

Seems Syria de-railed them and the clock is winding down and Boehner and the Leadership are going to win.