Rep. Issa: 'I'll Vote for a Clean CR'

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Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 08:46 PM

By Greg Richter

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As a Republican plan to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling fell apart Tuesday night,  one prominent House Republican said he was willing to vote for a "clean" continuing resolution.

"I'll vote for a clean C.R.," Rep. Darrell Issa said Tuesday on CNN's "The Situation Room."

"Republicans in the House have always been for a clean CR increase if it meant we began the serious negotiations on the kinds of reforms that need to happen — entitlements as a shortcut for it," Issa said. "That's what the deal is about right now."

But the House vote was scrapped Tuesday when enough Republicans refused to sign on. The bill appeared likely to pass until Heritage Action, the lobbying arm of the Heritage Foundation, began urging conservative members to vote against it. 

Democrats have pushed for a bipartisan vote, saying they have more than enough members to help push a clean CR, which would not include demands tea party members have been fighting for.

House Speaker John Boehner, however, has been holding out for a vote that would receive majority GOP support because Democrats hold the Senate and White House.

Fox News cameras caught stacks of pizza being delivered to the House, indicating that talks were continuing — and were likely to be long.

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