CR Still Under Consideration As House GOP Vehicle To Defund Health Law
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said this plan is still under discussion. Meanwhile, as the House considers this Continuing Resolution, which would provide current year funding for the federal government, it will do so under new rules for debate.
The Hill: Boehner: GOP Could Use CR To Defund Health Reform
Republicans may use legislation funding the government the rest of this fiscal year also as a vehicle to defund implementation of health care reform, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Monday. Boehner said there's "been a lot of discussion" about possibly adding to the GOP's continuing resolution an amendment that would end any automatic funding to implement President Obama's new health reform law. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has been a chief proponent of one such measure (O'Brien, 2/14).
The Wall Street Journal Washington Wire: House Tries New Rules For Spending Bill Debate
The House debate beginning Tuesday over a 2011 GOP spending measure could take on a bit of a Wild West atmosphere. The bill will be read, paragraph by paragraph, on the House floor. When a member of either party wants to offer an amendment, he or she can rise and do so - as long as it's relevant to the paragraph being read. At that point, any lawmaker can speak for five minutes - for or against the amendment (Bendavid, 2/14).