October 02, 2013


Moderates Plot Revolt (Again)

"As the shutdown stretches on, a bloc of moderate House Republicans could be the key to reopening government," Roll Call reports.

Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) "held meetings with groups of 'pragmatist' lawmakers -- as Michael Grimm (R-NY) described them -- who want to pass a policy-rider-free continuing resolution and end the government shutdown as soon as possible."

"Grimm said the group was 'spit-balling some ideas' on how to pass a CR that would fund the entire government, but he indicated that any plan would probably require a number of centrists to join Democrats in voting down a routine procedural motion in an attempt to seize control of the debate and the House floor."

A previous rebellion by GOP moderates fizzled.










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