October 15th, 2013
11:56 PM ET
11 months ago

Rep. Dent predicts Boehner to bring pending Senate deal to House floor

Washington (CNN) - With Senate negotiators reportedly close to reaching a deal to reopen the federal government, Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pennsylvania, told CNN’s Jake Tapper late Tuesday evening that he believes Speaker John Boehner will have no choice but to bypass normal procedures and bring the in-the-works bill to the House floor.

"I believe that John Boehner will likely be in a position where he will have to essentially pass the bill that is negotiated between Sens. McConnell and Reid," Dent said.

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  1. just me

    I'm an agnostic and I'm praying he's right. Enough with the loony tunes elements. Boehner, do the right ( not right wing ) thing for once. Just once!

    October 16, 2013 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  2. Quest

    Can we sue the Republican "lawmakers" if my interest rates increase as a result of their Christian-Hate-Government-Coup?

    October 16, 2013 12:29 am at 12:29 am |
  3. tngal

    If Cruz doesn't like our gov't, why doesn't he go back to Canada or Cuba? We don't need a big ego in the Senate who wants nothing but attention.He's definitely part of the problem! Learn how our gov't works, and when you shut it down, don't be surprised when it shuts down!

    October 16, 2013 01:17 am at 1:17 am |
  4. Thomas

    Great job Mr. Speaker , truly a man with a spine of Silly Putty and TeaParty luminosity !

    And all he had to do was put a clean spending bill on the floor for a vote .

    Both demos and repos would have had to bite the bullet and work together .

    But no, it's all about saving face and some stupid Eddy Haskel rule .

    October 16, 2013 01:32 am at 1:32 am |
  5. I cannot believe the nerve.

    At this point, I believe there should be an "or else" consequence in place that directly affects our leaders in congress. It's obvious that suffering a credit demotion and putting Americans out of work are things that do not have impact in their own lives.
    Perhaps there should be a rule in place that if there is a government shutdown that lasts past a certain amount of days, the members of congress should either pay a fine for each day lost or they automatically forfeit their seat.

    October 16, 2013 01:50 am at 1:50 am |
  6. Gwiz

    believe it when i see it

    October 16, 2013 02:28 am at 2:28 am |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    and appeasing the Tea Party aligned wing of the GOP
    -------------------------------------------------
    This is how Rep Dent, another Republican, refers to the Tea Party, as a wing of the GOP.
    This should put to rest any and all questions and comments as to whether or not the Republican Party welcomed the Tea Party.
    The Tea Party was welcomed and embraced by Republicans as it was nothing more than the extremist extension of the Party.
    With the creation of the Tea Party the GOP thought to grow it's base by creating a special wing for the loonies, the cray-crays in their base. What they did not expect was to lose the commonsensical membership, and to have the lunatics take over the House. Literally.

    October 16, 2013 08:35 am at 8:35 am |