Funds the majority of the federal government friday midnight – and conservative Republicans in the Senate, backed by their House colleagues, are “privately plotting to force a government shutdown” as part of an “attempt to discredit the injection the Biden administration’s vaccines for the private sector,” PoliticoReport Playbook of, citing multiple GOP sources. Democrats are scrambling to get consent from enough Republicans to fund the government at near current levels through early 2022.
“Due to the tight schedule – and Senate rules that require unanimous consent to move quickly – the senators believe they will be able to extend the process beyond midnight on Friday.” Politico report. If they succeed, “the government will likely shut down for a few days – even if the usurpers reach a bipartisan agreement to renew funding later today.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said “we’re not going to shut down” and that “no one should worry about a government shutdown,” but that only one party would be needed. Republicans, in theory, to slow things down enough to trigger a shutdown. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) certainly isn’t convinced – he argued Tuesday that “if Republicans choose obstruction, there will be a total shutdown of the disorder.” dysfunction of their own.”
“I’m sure we all want to simplify the settlement process [continuing resolution], but I can’t facilitate that without addressing the vaccine mandate,” said Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) tell Playbook. Other Republicans who have proposed forcing a vote on stripping President Biden of funds for President Biden’s vaccine request for larger businesses, are currently being charged in court or trying to uphold the Commission Act. National Defense Authority (NDAA).
“Since Democrats control the White House and both houses of Congress, some conservatives think they can get Democrats to turn down for fear of being blamed.” Politico report. “Other Republicans conceded to us that this is probably wishful thinking, especially because the party’s past requests to shut down have led to much of the response.”
https://theweek.com/congress/1007602/conservative-senate-republicans-reportedly-plan-to-force-a-government-shutdown Conservative Senate Republicans are reportedly planning to force a government shutdown over vaccine regulations