Tuesday, January 1, 2013

House Leadership Changes Course, Will Vote On Senate Bill

Up or down vote set for 8 p.m., Central time. Looks like the House, boxed in, is blinking:

House Republicans reversed course Tuesday evening and charted a course toward likely passage of the bipartisan agreement struck in the Senate to avoid the worst effects of the “fiscal cliff'...

In a second meeting with GOP members Tuesday, House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and Majority Leader Eric I. Cantor (R-Va.) outlined the options for handling the Senate plan while explaining the high “risk” involved with approving a different bill that might die in the other chamber, according to lawmakers exiting the evening session. Such an outcome could make the House GOP the public face of a failed effort to avert automatic tax hikes and spending cuts and possibly cause a public outcry as taxes on every American worker would jump.


Anonymous said...

The shameless repug teabaggers are trying to hold up young families by hijacking the price of milk -- actually TRIPLING its cost and forcing the feds to purchase massive amounts of it at these inflated prices.

The media, as usual, is hiding this from the public -- everyone knows that cantor has no credibility talking about fiscal responsibility yackity yak yak while standing down while the feds become the largest purchaser of high-priced milk.

Taking milk from children -- that's what the republican party has deteriorated to and the media is trying to hide this.

Say What? said...

Yes they are blinking - once they realized the Senate was not coming back - that was it.

Anonymous said...

They didn't blink -- they just passed gas.