Reid: Senate will reject House bill
September 29th, 2013
05:29 PM ET
7 months ago

Reid: Senate will reject House bill

Washington (CNN) – As expected, the Senate will reject the latest version of the House bill that would fund the government but would delay Obamacare by one year.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's spokesman issued a statement Sunday, saying the Senate will send a clean bill–one without the anti-Obamacare provisions–back to the House on Monday, just hours before the government nears a midnight deadline to avert a shutdown.

Read the full statement:

"Knowing full well that the Senate would reject their empty political stunts, House Republicans voted to increase the deficit, deny women coverage for critical preventative services like contraception, and deny affordable health care to millions of Americans," Adam Jentleson said. "Tomorrow, the Senate will do exactly what we said we would do and reject these measures. At that point, Republicans will be faced with the same choice they have always faced: put the Senate's clean funding bill on the floor and let it pass with bipartisan votes, or force a Republican government shutdown."

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soundoff (63 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    Tell us something we didn't already know.

    September 29, 2013 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  2. Stuffit

    Don't you love this pompous clown calling it a "clean bill" when it contains some of the dirtiest tricks ever played on hard working American taxpayers.

    September 29, 2013 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  3. the hippies were right

    Forget the clean bill! Attach a measure that would outlaw the purchase of firearms, by anyone, for one year. Give the idiots a taste of their own medicine!

    September 29, 2013 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  4. Faux Scandals

    Reject the GOP, Koch, status quo plan.

    September 29, 2013 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  5. Zolicon

    Well of course they will reject it.Next election both parties should be ejected.

    September 29, 2013 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  6. Tampa Tim

    It looks like the inept speaker has been check mated. Hard to explain why the crazy right wingnuts in the house would shut down the government by oting against a clean resolution.

    September 29, 2013 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  7. Evergreen

    Good. We do not negotiate with terrorists.

    September 29, 2013 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  8. Namemaryb

    What a disgusting and self serving show the republicans are putting on for the world. RIP.. Republican Party, we the people will forget you when voting!

    September 29, 2013 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  9. davefrompalmsprings

    I have no idea what Republicans are talking about when they talk about negotiating. When the ACA Bill was first presented, Liberal Democrats wanted a single payer insurance option. This was ceded to the Moderates, and the Liberals lost. There were many, many other negotiations.
    In recent history, the Democrats agreed to a one year delay on implementing the way the Corporations would have to implement the Law. This was done at a time when threats of a government shutdown were not imminent. But NOW the Republicans want to hold the Law hostage at the last minute. This is hypocritical and unprecedented. I am sure that there will be tweaks in the Law as needed, but they need to be voted on at the appropriate time. Now is NOT the time!

    September 29, 2013 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  10. belinda

    Americans will not tolerate taking the food out of children's mouths to subsidize Rich farmers. Welfare for the wealthy, is not acceptable under any circumstance. We work too hard for the taxes, that we pay. We want it used wisely. Disgraceful and un American.

    September 29, 2013 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  11. Tampa Tim

    Boehner has been fighting "the mother of all battles" against Americans. But just like Saddaam Hussein, he will lose.

    September 29, 2013 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  12. rs

    Sorry GOP, the ACA is a real-live Congress passed, President signed law. It is 4 years old, and survived a Supreme Court challenge. Your radical ideology is the problem here, not the law.

    I think the moment the shutdown begins, the handcuffs should go on the House GOP members- followed by a nice 6pm evening news perp walk. Got that? I say treat the GOP like the Muslim Brotherhood.

    September 29, 2013 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  13. Concerned citizen

    Go ahead Harry! Send the bill back to these idiots like Ted and orange man! We will see how that plays next year! DO NOT BACK DOWN!

    September 29, 2013 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  14. Chuck

    Thats all Ried ever does is say NO

    the guy is our Obstructionist in Chief

    September 29, 2013 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  15. david

    Well the Democrats can continue not to compromise and they will be responsible if there is a Gov shutdown

    September 29, 2013 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
  16. TheLeftWing

    Nobody likes the kid that says if I don't get my way I'm going to take my ball and go home. Republicans are even worse than that kid. It's not their ball. They just want to poke a hole in the school's ball if they don't get their way. Republicans are immature spoiled brats.

    September 29, 2013 06:43 pm at 6:43 pm |
  17. Tampa Tim

    The right wingnuts have been promising a government shut down for months. Now they think they can lay the blame on dems? When the baggers reject a CR, they will have earned the blame for the economic destruction of America. Please replace repubs in 2014 in the same way un convicted FL governor Scott is going to be dumped.

    September 29, 2013 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  18. GlenwoodLee

    This is no surprise; the 2010 teatotelers haven't learned that they continually updating/veringfy the definition of insanity, while simultaneously keeping our country from moving out of this slow time. 'Stupid is as stupid does.' Vote out the TEA.

    September 29, 2013 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  19. Sophie Meyer

    The Senate has made it clear that the house bill will be rejected. The President has made it clear that he will not sign any legislation that delays, defunds or repeals the ACA. The house is deliberately ignoring both – they are deliberately driving toward a shut down. It's a shame to see the gop put their ideology over the best interests of the nation. There is absolutely no reason to put the nation in this position. Enough.

    September 29, 2013 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  20. Old West

    Put the foot to the medal Mr. President...

    September 29, 2013 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  21. sharon

    where is the bill, that unless our elected officials gets this done by Monday night, they get two weeks notice and one week pay, or maybe no pay

    September 29, 2013 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  22. UriNation

    They will reject because they are rejects.

    September 29, 2013 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  23. elyhim

    Here's the plan, Republicans create this agenda, bring the topic to critical mass all while spoutig that it is the wishes of their voters and at the last minute give in and send a clean bill.
    They then get to declare they are working, have negotiated in good faith and hope their polls go up. In the next round in October they think they can claim the high road and say that they tried negotiating.

    September 29, 2013 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  24. GOP= Greed Over People (Party)

    Good.. clean bill or let them shut it down

    September 29, 2013 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  25. jerseyproud

    Why not pass immigration reform? Because once they become US citizens they will remember how they were treated by the GOP. They will vote for the Dems turning red states like Texas blue.
    Why defund Obamacare? Because they are playing off peoples ignorance. Once it's in full effect it will help many people. And the majority of the GOP will look foolish.
    The writing is on the wall. The GOP is about to disappear. There are good people in the party trying to save it. Their voices aren't loud enough. Times running out ....tick tock...tick tock

    September 29, 2013 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |
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