Tags: Tea Party | Election 2010 | gop | government | shutdown | cantor | democrats

Could GOP Launch Another Gov't Shutdown?

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 12:38 PM

With some Republican congressional candidates, particularly those backed by the tea party movement, pledging to oppose any increase in the federal debt, Congress may have to deal with the issue of shutting down the government if the GOP regains control. That’s a touchy subject, as the government shutdown sparked by House Republicans in 1994 worked against them, government,shutdown,gop,tea,party,cantorRoll Call reports.

GOP leaders have sought to blunt calls for a government shutdown. Minority Whip Eric Cantor told The Wall Street Journal that he opposes a shutdown, saying Republicans have no desire to be viewed as a pack of “yahoos.”

But some GOP candidates and a few conservative incumbents want to keep the shutdown threat alive as leverage to force President Barack Obama to repeal the healthcare law and slash government spending. “Ultimately, the president can’t spend money unless Congress approves it,” says Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

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
 
Email:
Country
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

Wash Times: Senate GOP Requests Obama's Emails in IRS Inquiry

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 08:48 AM

A group of Senate Republicans have called on President Barack Obama to turn over all communications that he and his aide . . .

Obama to Request $1B to Aid Central American Economies

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 08:26 AM

In his 2016 fiscal budget request on Monday, President Barack Obama will ask for $1 billion to kick start beleaguered Ce . . .

Taliban Kills 3 Americans as White House Dismisses 'Terror' Label

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 08:12 AM

A day after the White House declined to classify the Taliban as a terror group, on Friday the group claimed responsibil . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

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