That is the question on everyone’s minds. Today the Senate will offer amendments to the House-passed continuing resolution with the expectation that they will vote on the modified bill no later than Sunday and send it back to the House for consideration. House Republican leadership is already formulating a strategy to further modify the Senate-amended CR and possibly send it back to the Senate again. That measure could contain a one-year delay of the health care law that would draw broad Democratic opposition and a White House veto threat – not to mention that the clock will likely run out and send us into a government shutdown. The House GOP is also reserving the option of passing a “clean” one-week CR to avoid a partial government shutdown while negotiations continue.
The Office of Federal Relations will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates throughout the week and into the weekend.