"Moving the deal through the House first will not be necessary if senators can reach unanimous agreement to expedite the measure. Senate leaders were discussing that with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who has led efforts to block funding for government agencies. They were hoping to convince Cruz not to attempt to filibuster the deal or use other parliamentary maneuvers to slow it down."
House D's to meet at 2 pm et. Remember, D's are important because they need to deliver a certain number of votes in House on this.
10/16/2013 3:40:23 PMAmy.Hubbard
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will soon announce an agreement to reopen the government and avert default on U.S. debt, according to several sources familiar with the talks. (Politico)
"At a morning meeting of House GOP leaders, no final decision was made about whether they will vote first on the Senate deal, a senior House leadership aide said.
Among the factors guiding that decision will be what process allows the bill to move fastest, and how rank-and-file members respond, the aide said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the closed-door meeting."
"A frantic day of legislative maneuvering ended in futility for Speaker John A. Boehner on Tuesday, as the most conservative members of the House refused to back his proposed compromise to end the standoff over the federal budget.
The failure leaves a bipartisan Senate plan negotiated by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as the sole way out of a stalemate that risks a U.S. default on its bills and huge economic disruptions."