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Live Stream || House Republicans Present Bill

The plan would reportedly reopen the federal government until January 15 and raise the debt ceiling until February 7. But it appears Treasury Secretary Lew would be able to use measure to extend the debt limit further.

House Republicans would also repeal the medical device tax for two years, cancel health-insurance subsidies for members of Congress, the president, vice president and the cabinet, and beef up income verification requirements for Affordable Care Act subsidies, according to Politico.

The White House immediately rejected the plan with a statement from a deputy press secretary:

The President has said repeatedly that Members of Congress don’t get to demand ransom for fulfilling their basic responsibilities to pass a budget and pay the nation’s bills.  Unfortunately, the latest proposal from House Republicans does just that in a partisan attempt to appease a small group of Tea Party Republicans who forced the government shutdown in the first place.  Democrats and Republicans in the Senate have been working in a bipartisan, good-faith effort to end the manufactured crises that have already harmed American families and business owners.  With only a couple days remaining until the United States exhausts its borrowing authority, it’s time for the House to do the same.

Meanwhile, Obama today will huddle with House Democratic leaders at 3:15 at the White House.

The live stream of Speaker Boehner’s brief remarks, which ran in this space, has concluded.

34 thoughts on “Live Stream || House Republicans Present Bill”

  1. You really put your finger on McConnell in the quote of the day. The House proposal is not much more. Now let’s see which ‘lawmakers’ vote to keep themselves out of Obamacare.

    1. There is only 1 party left in the US.
      The Democrat Party.
      The Republicans have signed away their party.
      If they won’t stand up now, they won’t ever stand up.

    1. Like he would really do that if he agreed. He can claim that he will be the first to sign up for this Mess, and who would check to see if he did?

  2. McConnell is a French Republican
    Surrender at first chance, or second chance or third chance.

    I am never going give to the Republican Party Ever again.

    Not a penny, not lint. They won’t even get my vote unless they are a true Conservative.

    1. I’m an unaffiliated voter, but I’m going to make one last attempt during the 2014 primaries to get some of these RINOs defeated. My money–I’m not bragging, it’s a small amount–will be going to challengers to Miss Lindsey, Mitch McConnell, and Cornyn. That’s probably all I can afford. I’m not giving to the RNC as my money would go to the very incumbents I want to see lose.

    2. Exactly! Congress needs to read the Constitution, our plan of government! By law, the USA CANNOT default on obligations regarding the DEBT! PERIOD!

      Demwits, Rhinos, and others are ‘unnecessarily’ – on purpose ? -creating a ‘mind-set’ in the citizens that ‘doom & gloom’ are on the horizon – a carefully orchestrated new ‘chaos bho wh adm tactic’ which is completely according to their plan!

      Raising the debt ceiling and ObamaCare are the major issues that will cause ‘doom & gloom’. As usual, the socialists leftists Dems goal of controlling every aspect of Americans’ lives through a corrupt DOJ, IRS, NSA, HHS, EPA, etc., are ‘changing the subject’ from the strangle-hold of the ObamaCare issue to cause a WS decline in confidence regarding the ‘debt ceiling’!

      Additionally, nobody in America NEEDS bho so-called healthcare. It is already adversely affecting the elderly, the college grads who voted for bho and now have no jobs or career paths, and the most vulnerable disabled and minorities who have already suffered the most and will continue to do so – those to whom bho has broken the most promises – and will continue!

      I could rant on and on, but I must calm down! jb

  3. The president and the senate and house will show the American people what they think of them when they vote on this solution.If it is rejected our believe that they work only for their own gain will be conformed as we all ready know. In November vote them all out and start impeachment procedures for the president.

  4. Mitch the cowardly lion has already negotiated an exemption for the unions from Obamacare in the Senate, so doubt this new House plan has a snowball’s chance in Hades of going anywhere.

  5. I heard elsewhere that the subsidies would remain for Congressional staffers, but eliminated for CongressCritters and Admin.

    Pretty much moot, because everything has been rejected.

    It appears that the Tea Party is responsible for all past, present and future ills of the Republic.

    Couldn’t get to the tv fast enough to turn off Harry Reid’s voice. He is a pathetic mute persona, but speaking he is vile. Politicians lie, but Harry takes the cake. Good thing for him that media presence was not a factor in his continual re elections. The finely honed art of corruption in one ghoulish man.

  6. OBAMA AND DEMONCRATS ARE TO BLAME FOR THIS WHOLE MESS. We will be the ones left holding the bag and paying the prices in the end while Obama and all Demoncrats will laugh at us.

  7. Once again rejected by Reid, Pelosi, and Obama – no surprise there. They are demanding total capitulation. Perhaps Congress should actually fight back and make the conditions harder and concessions fewer. America is in need of some courageous elected officials who speak for us. If Congress were to tighten their demands instead of loosening them, perhaps those demanding capitulation would seek arbitration and compromise.

  8. As far as I am concerned, there is really no republican party anymore.
    I haven’t donated to the repubs for a very long time, I believe perhaps
    two election cycles. However, I have been donatilng to Tea Party
    candidates. My husband and I are so delusioned about the RINOS.
    The Cruzs, the Lees etc, that is what we want.

  9. So canceling Health Care Subsidies to people in power is a Tea party Demand? Why does not MSM tell Obama that majority of this country do not think Members of Congress or WH people should not be exempted from ACA, which they passed and Obama signed it.

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