The House of Representatives voted in favor of a procedural hurdle to consider the latest effort by GOP leadership to fund the federal government completely, but delay Obamacare’s individual mandate. Just six Republicans voted against the rule — and some of the names may surprise you.
Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), Paul Broun (R-Ga.), Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Steve King (R-Iowa), and Peter King (R-N.Y.) all voted “no,” according to the Washington Post.
Dent and Peter King come from the more moderate wing of the party, while the others are outspoken conservatives,” the report observes.
Earlier on Monday, there was some debate over whether so-called moderate Republicans would derail the effort. However, with the GOP voting in favor 186-6, it was a pretty united effort.
So why did proven conservatives like Bachmann and Gohmert vote no?
Bachmann says she voted against the measure because the revised continuing resolution doesn’t go far enough in the effort to “kill Obamacare,” Fox News’ Chad Pergram reports.
“For what I have done with my life as a federal tax lawyer, I wouldn’t negotiate with myself, because then I wouldn’t have a strong position,” Bachmann told reporters.
Gohmert also reportedly made a similar case for voting against the rule that would advance the bill.
“It still continues to fund Obamacare … I want to get rid of the subsidy if America doesn’t have it, but at the same time I don’t want to vote to fund Obamacare,” he said, according to BuzzFeed.
Click here for the full breakdown of the vote.
The House was expected to pass the bill to delay individual mandate and fund the government on Monday night. Senate Democrats have indicated that they will table the House proposal later Monday night.
The bottom line: According to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and another Democrat aid, the Senate will refuse to even consider any amendments proposed by the House. Compromise, at this point, appears unlikely.
Senate Dem aide: Within about an hour of the Hse vote, the Senate will send our clean CR to the House, stripped of whatever amdts they add http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/09/30/just-six-house-republicans-vote-against-advancing-bill-that-funds-govt-delays-obamacares-individual-mandate-and-a-few-of-the-names-may-surprise-you/
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