(CNN) – One idea being considered to end the immediate fiscal impasse is a bill to fund the government and extend the nation's borrowing authority for six weeks, a senior Republican member of the House told CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger.
The congressman agreed to speak with CNN on the condition of anonymity.
The GOP lawmaker said a committee could then be set up to negotiate the fiscal issues dividing the two parties and negotiate a plan to keep the government funded for the rest of the year without the proverbial gun to their heads.
Follow @politicalticker Follow @KevinBohnCNN
This idea of an extension being floated among Republicans would give everyone a temporary political reprieve. It would give them a way to reopen the government but bypass the issue of tying it to a change in Obamacare, as well as avert a crisis over whether to raise the nation's debt limit by Oct. 17 when the Treasury Department has said it will run out of money to pay its bills.
The House Republican told Borger it is "unfair" to promise conservatives in the country something Republicans in Congress just cannot deliver - the defunding of Obamacare.
How much support this type of short-gap measure will garner among Republicans is unclear.
How the White House and congressional Democrats will react is also uncertain, since they have said they would only enter into negotiations about the budget once funding to reopen the government is approved, and this measure would only be a short-term fix.
..Let us hope that the tea party tail does not wag us into a "W" type economic collapse !
Funny how the GOP wants to be seen as the heroes for fixing a mess they created.
Here's the deal. Take your three pointy hat loving crowd, make sure they are all 60+ years old ands toss in a black president and you will see the last dying breath of an American antique: The old angry white guy. Sorry grandpa...NEXT!
Just pass the clean CR bill and act like adults. They should ban the ability to add others things to a bill and hold it hostage.
Sounds like surrender by the Republican House to me. What are they going to do, shut down the government again and default on the debt six weeks from now? Even they aren't that crazy, are they?
Maybe the Democrats should threaten to shut down the government and default on the debt unless the Republicans agree to gun control and immigration reform legislation.
They should all be thrown out on their asses and stripped of their Congressional benefits. None of them "represent" the American people. Shame on them.
Maybe the democrats should turn the tables. Agree to funding the govt. for 6 weeks if the republicans will agree to an assault weapons ban.
Six weeks?! This is not a serious offer. Get your act together.
Why? They've known since last year when this budget was due, what good is adding another month to the process? The damage is already done, now do what they are supposed to do and pass a budget.
Why are these people passing a bill to pay government workers later for work they aren't doing? If you are going to pay them later, let them go back to work now.
And why do I get the feeling that those who are against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act just don't care if the poor, the ailing, the elderly get sick, suffer, and die? Because they have no alternative, that's why.
One can only hope that the Tea Party loses a few seats in the next election. Since their seats are in very conservative areas, it is not likely they will lose big, but at least a few seats...
The Tea Party is finally getting the attention and the respect that it deserves.
In other words we need to keep an eye on these neo-confederates and they deserve NO respect.
Gloria Borger source is that voice inside her head.
When child can't get chemo therapy for cancer treatment because they failed to pass a bill in the house, and then use immoral tactics to by-bass a democratic system, that takes a sick mind.
A 6 week extension means that we will have economic security for six weeks and then right before Thanksgiving/Hanukkah/Black Friday/Christmas shopping season we will have a big IF hanging over our heads. Will there be another government shut down right before the holidays? Will a world wide depression be imminent because Congress will again be unable to raise the debt ceiling? The GOP is like a bad boyfriend too cheap to pay for dinner and unwilling to commit.
This is called the republican Cruz-Boehner care package-When child can't get chemo therapy for cancer treatment because they failed to pass a bill in the house, and then use immoral tactics to by-bass a democratic system, that takes a sick mind.
I hope every one's disgust and disdain for the "hostage takers" lasts long enough to make sure none of them serve another term! Please remember... and vote accordingly!
It's Obama's fault – he is the worst president in the last 100 years, he reminds me of Richard NIxon. Obama acts like a dictator. Uses the IRS to investigate you (recent example of Ben Carson) or intimidate you and makes no effort to bring people together. He proves again that he is the divider in chief. The comments by Jack Welch were spot on this weak. Obama believes that "schoozing" is beneath him. That is the bottom line.
The real truth is tea party republicans who are impotent and weak are trying to obtain the power they are so desperate for by hijacking the government. These rich little brats can't have their way so now they are throwing a temper tantrum. All at the expense of the American people. Thank all of you for exposing yourselves as true enemies of the state. The election is over you lost. Deal with that.
Sounds like a wonderful plan. Six weeks should be more than enough time for the bickering to expand into further deadlock. Last time our brilliant congressional leadership offered to put in an immediate temporary solution, a committee of 12 was formed, 6 from each warring side. They were so successful at addressing the situation, we ended up with the doomsday solution sequestration. So by all means, let's delay the problem so we can spend the next six weeks coming up with the next doomsday solution. What's six more weeks. After all, how was congress to know that the September date for a budget solution was coming. I was always good at getting my teachers to extend the date for finals six more weeks – never knew when the end of the semester was coming.
NO. Fund the government NOW for a FULL YEAR.
I don't trust the GOP/TP any farther than I can throw them
We have not had a "clean" budget passed since '97. We have been running on CRs for the last 3+ years. Time we stopped complaining about each other and did something. Do we really need to fund another study that says soda makes us fat or you pick the nonsensical study of the blinding flash of the obvious. Get the facts and stop being lemmings. Vote your local village idiot out and don't complain if you don't vote!
Six weeks?! Really? I'll have my refund check from my new credit card by then. These guys and gals can't get anything done in six weeks. What difference will that make? At that point, we'll be talking about "Turkey Talks" and maybe "Christmas Counts of Votes." If you guys in Congress are not spineless Starfish, take votes on substantive changes to our budget and risk your political careers on what's right for the country.
6 weeks and then they take the country hostage again?
How bout the GOP put down the gun they have to the head of the American people forever?
Obamacare is the law of the land.
It's mandatory spending.