House working through the weekend
July 28th, 2011
05:07 PM ET
11 years ago

House working through the weekend

(CNN) - The House of Representatives will remain in session Saturday and Sunday while Congress continues to debate a solution to raise the debt ceiling, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's office announced Thursday.

Filed under: Debt • Deficit • House
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Former Republican, now an Independent

    It's about time this loudmouthed little weasel went to work!

    July 28, 2011 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  2. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    I have an idea to solve the "crisis"...why don't they just raise the debt ceiling? Takes about 10 minutes to do it...

    July 28, 2011 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    When is the "news" media going to start reporting that the GOP's gamlpan is to create a 3-month crisis-cycle from now until the 2012 election?

    April – Gov't Shutdown Threat
    July/Aug – Debt Ceiling/Default Threat
    Sept/Oct – Gov't Shutdown Threat
    Dec/January – Proposed Debt Ceiling/Default Threat

    Getting the picture?

    July 28, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  4. frank in valparaiso

    This House hasn't worked a day yet. Why expect them to do anything useful this time??

    July 28, 2011 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    There's little point in watching the news. Nothing is going to change. There will be no deal. They are simply too polarized, with one side trying to get some kind of fiscal responsibility imposed on the other side, which wants to continue to waste hundreds of billions of dollars, with nothing to show for it.

    July 28, 2011 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  6. SA in OO

    "House Majority Leader" ! Am I missing something?
    If this cryptic announcement is a not so subtle indication that the house leadership is shifting and Eric Cantor is now the one who will be in charge of structuring the House proposal, then it's time for the WH to execute the fall back plan that O'Donnell laid out a week ago. There is no way Cantor could draft a plan that would be acceptable to anyone but the Tea Party wing of the GOP. He has no interest in even trying.

    July 28, 2011 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  7. GI Joe

    Oh WOW!! The postponed the vote so they can debate about and name POST OFFICES.

    July 28, 2011 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  8. John

    Here a Idea try to Compromise, Because you Republican are not going to get everything you want. And Compromise will end up getting the best deal for the American People. And after all that want It should be what It about the American People. Not just for special group of People you Republican have sign a Pledge to. You Republican have all Ready when you was elected you all swear a OATH to.

    July 28, 2011 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  9. Squealy

    I'll send them a pizza and a carafe of coffee.

    July 28, 2011 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |

    It's too late. I am beginng tm think that wais the plan the GOP had all along.

    July 28, 2011 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  11. S. In California - Obama 2012

    Now "ain't that" a real shame. Only on Monday they will still be angry, good for nothing spoilers whose main goal is to destroy President Obama at the cost of us all. What awful people they are.

    July 28, 2011 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  12. Anonymous

    Why don't we furlough all of them and give that money that they make and apply it to the debt. And let them live off unemployment checks and see how us AVERAGE Americans live.

    July 28, 2011 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  13. Anonymous

    If you morons in Washington would do your jobs and COMPROMISE, you wouldn't HAVE to work through the weekend. But since you're so set upon creating a disaster, keep working... because come 2012... YOU won't have a job!

    July 28, 2011 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  14. FedUP

    If you'd do your job and COMPROMISE you wouldn't have to work through the weekend. But since you appear to be determined to draw this out and cause as much economic havoc as possible... you might want to keep working... right up to 2012... because after the elections, YOU won't have a job!

    July 28, 2011 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  15. GI Joe

    If they're so sure it will pass, why are they planning to work? THEY LIE.

    July 28, 2011 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  16. Dex

    How about working on a job's bill while you're at it. Or would that be against some type of pledge?

    July 28, 2011 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |