The bipartisan leaders of the U.S. Senate reached an agreement to end the fiscal impasse and to increase U.S. borrowing authority. The Senate and House plan to vote on it later today, and the White House press secretary said President Barack Obama supports the deal.
Representative Peter King, a New York Republican who opposed the partial U.S. government shutdown from the start, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that House Republicans aligned with the Tea Party have lost their fight with the president, and that Congress soon will open the government and raise the debt ceiling.
Representative Jim Jordan, a leading member of the U.S. House’s conservative caucus, said changes to President Barack Obama’s health-care law must be part of any budget deal to end the government shutdown.
The first cracks are appearing in the Tea Party’s push to dismantle the nation’s health law as three House lawmakers with ties to the movement said they’d back a U.S. spending bill that doesn’t center on Obamacare.
The first cracks are appearing in the Tea Party’s push to dismantle the nation’s health law as three House lawmakers with ties to the movement said they’d back a U.S. spending deal that doesn’t center on ending Obamacare.