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House GOP to Vote on Spending Bill to Prevent Another Shutdown

Monday, 08 September 2014 09:29 AM

House Republicans are expected to vote this week to pass a short-term spending bill to prevent a government shutdown on Oct. 1.

The stop-gap bill, also called a continuing resolution, will keep the government funded through early December, according to The Hill.

A Republican aide told BuzzFeed that "our objective is to get it done quickly,"
and the vote could come as early as Thursday. The Senate will vote on the measure soon afterward.

After returning from their summer recess, lawmakers have only a couple of weeks to pass the measure before taking another break so that midterm candidates can prepare for their elections.

The resolution is being hurried through Congress to keep the GOP's so-called "Troublemakers Caucus," led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, from rounding up conservatives to oppose the bill, resulting in a shutdown like the one the senator championed last year in his attempt to defund Obamacare, BuzzFeed reported.

Republicans are concerned that House conservatives may attempt to add a rider preventing the Obama administration from taking executive actions on immigration and deportations in the future. Obama has revealed that he plans to hold off on any immigration measures until after the November elections.

Without a quick vote for the short-term funding bill, the current session would give conservatives enough time to put pressure on House Speaker John Boehner to add immigration language to the legislation, according to BuzzFeed.

But such an addendum would be thrown out by the Senate and Obama, leading to a repeat of last year's federal shutdown.

Although it would not help House Democrats, a shutdown could have a negative effect on Republican candidates in close Senate races, which could hurt the GOP's chances of capturing the upper chamber in the fall for the first time in a decade, BuzzFeed said.

If the continuing resolution is passed this week, enacting a new spending bill for the rest of the fiscal year ending in September 2015 will then become the job of the lame-duck session of Congress in November, according to The Hill.

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