The House Majority Whip Just About Guaranteed A Government Shutdown
Sep 29, 2013
If, as expected, the Senate tables both House-passed amendments that chip away at Obamacare, House Republicans plan to move a new continuing resolution that alters the Affordable Care Act.
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said on “Fox News Sunday” that leadership had a few options in store in the case of Senate rejection that would make changes to President Barack Obama’s health care law.
Early Sunday morning along highly partisan lines, the House passed an amendment to delay Obamacare by one year and to repeal a new tax on medical devices. Both are likely to be rejected by the Senate and Majority Leader Harry Reid.
If that happens, McCarthy said the House will look to pass a bill that “will have fundamental changes into Obamacare that can protect the economy for America,” he told host Chris Wallace.