22 House Republicans Support 'Clean' Senate Bill; 17 Needed to Pass

Tuesday, 08 Oct 2013 07:10 PM

By Todd Beamon

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Twenty-two Republicans support a "clean" resolution backed by the Obama administration to end the federal shutdown and continue funding Obamacare, The Washington Post reported

For the Senate-amended continuing resolution to pass, 217 House members would have to vote in favor; if all 200 House Democrats vote for it, 17 Republicans would also need to support it. So far, they've passed that number by five, according to the Post tally.

The House had passed legislation that would temporarily fund the government and delay the implementation of Obamacare's individual mandate.

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At least three Republicans are leaning toward supporting the Senate's bill, the Post reports. They are Reps. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia; Rodney Davis of Illinois; Leonard Lance of New Jersey, and Steve Womack of Arkansas.

The Post says 207 Republicans would vote against the bill, including several who have recently changed their minds.

GOP Rep. Randy Forbes of Virginia was quoted in The Virginian-Pilot earlier this month supporting the clean bill — known as a continuing resolution, or CR. But on Tuesday, Forbes told the Post that the newspaper had "misrepresented" his comments.

A Forbes spokesman told The Washington Post the congressman "would not support the CR as amended by the Senate and he would need to read any other iteration of a proposal providing full funding for the government before he could say where he stands on it.”

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