Rep. Mulvaney: House Likely to Pass Senate Bill by Large Margin

Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 05:47 PM

By Greg Richter

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Republican U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney says he won't be joining them, but he expects a large majority of Republicans to join Democrats in passing a Senate bill Wednesday night to temporarily fund the government and raise the debt ceiling. 

"There'll be a small group that votes against it," Mulvaney said Wednesday on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper." 

"My guess is that it'll pass overwhelmingly out of the House tonight, with both Republican and Democrat support," Mulvaney, R-S.C., told Tapper.

The bill, the result of a deal struck by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., would fund the government until Jan. 15 and raise the debt ceiling until Feb. 7.

Story continues below video:

Mulvaney acknowledged that Republicans who warned that the tactic [to stop passage] wouldn't work were right, but he said he and other conservatives were fighting for the right reasons.

It was President Barack Obama, not conservative Republicans, who caused the shutdown, Mulvaney said. The president refused to talk to Republicans for the past three years, he said.

His caucus was not fighting to defund Obamacare, he said, but simply for "equal protection under the law." Individuals should be afforded the same one-year delay as Obama's friends and supporters have gotten, he said.

Though some have speculated the ordeal has weakened House Speaker John Boehner,  who has proved unable to corral his party into voting with him, Mulvaney said Boehner has emerged "100 percent stronger."

"No one blames him for this. We did not have the votes yesterday," Mulvaney said. He said he and fellow Republicans Justin Amash, Jim Jordan, and Raúl  Labrador were unable to bring in the votes for a compromise bill Tuesday night.

"We could not get him the votes," he said. "That was our failure."

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Retype Email:
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Judicial Watch: 'Imminent' Terror Attack Warning on US Border

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 15:16 PM

Islamic State and al-Qaida terrorist cells are operating in a Mexican border town and are plotting to attack the United  . . .

Ron Paul: US Involvement in Iraq Made Things Worse

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 14:56 PM

The United States made things worse in the Middle East when it decided to go to war with the Iraq in 2003, especially in . . .

Peter Brookes: Success of ISIS Created 'Perfect Storm'

Friday, 29 Aug 2014 14:34 PM

The success of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) created a perfect storm in recruiting violent Islamists to t . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved