House GOP Whip Vows to Keep Government Funded
The House of Representatives passed a bill that would keep the government funded until mid-December, but added conditions that the president and Senate Democrats call “unacceptable.” Included in the bill is a one-year delay to ObamaCare and a repeal of the tax on medical devices.
The bill is considered dead on arrival in the Senate as a government shutdown looms. House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that this bill allows for a debate on ObamaCare.
If the Senate rejects it, he said the House will send another provision that funds the government and includes a few other options for them to look at again. He maintained, "We will not shut the government down."
McCarthy said that since the passing of ObamaCare, more than 90 percent of the jobs created have been part time. “That creates a part time economy, part time opportunity, and in the end, it creates a part time America. That is why you will find that we will fund the government and still ask for delaying the movement of ObamaCare.”