Nine conservative House Republicans are standing in the way of House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) getting his way to pass a stopgap funding measure to keep the government from shutting down.
The margins are so tight that McCarthy can only afford to lose four, so it looks like his attempt to keep the federal spigots open is about to fail unless he can sway five of them to flip which is not likely to happen.
The draft of the continuing resolution was cooked up by members from the House Freedom Caucus and the Main Street Caucus. It is supposed to go to the floor for consideration this week.
The nine renegade Republicans who are a no are as follows:
- Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL)
- Rep. Dan Bishop (R-NC)
- Rep. Cory Mills (R-FL)
- Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT)
- Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN)
- Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-IN)
- Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA)
- Rep. Eli Crane (R-AZ)
- Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL)
Status quo Democrats and Republicans will tell you “making deals” and “disagreeing better” is the only way to gets things done.
Now we’re $32 trillion in debt. How’s that going?
— Rep. Eli Crane (@RepEliCrane) September 16, 2023
Despite the claim that a number of them are opposing the spending resolution due to funding for the war in Ukraine, a late evening release of the 165-page bill fails to mention any additional funds for the war-torn nation, according to the Washington Examiner.
Cory Mills, who sits on the House Committee on Armed Services and Committee on Foreign Affairs, is a hard no on the resolution. He asserts that including the House Republican-passed border security funding will not change his mind on the issue.
“I have not yet seen final deal, but I’m hearing that a CR will be pushed for 30-Day extension that will include H.R. 2 Secure The Border Act (which I voted for) minus the E-verify, and more Ukraine funding,” Mills stated on X.
“If the House thinks adding HR2 which we DIRELY NEEDED sweetens the deal for me to vote clearance to add more Ukraine funding for the Senate neocon/neolibs to not oppose. I’m a HARD NO!” he declared.
“I’m sick of the DC backroom deals to appease 61 in the Senate and not going to play this game. Our job is to fund the US and take care of the American people. I was not elected by overseas interests like others,” Mills added.
I have not yet seen final deal, but I’m hearing that a CR will be pushed for 30-Day extension that will include H.R. 2 Secure The Border Act (which I voted for) minus the E-verify, and more Ukraine funding.
If the House thinks adding HR2 which we DIRELY NEEDED sweetens the…
— Cory Mills (@CoryMillsFL) September 17, 2023
“I voted against the Fiscal Responsibility Act because I knew it was a bad debt ceiling bill that saddled Americans with more debt and no tangible spending solution. LSG was a FAR BETTER DEAL which I supported,” Mills also wrote on X.
“There are members of Congress who will try to lie and say the CR is a ‘cut’ or it’s a ‘99% CR Rule’ to make you feel good about it. The reality is the spending/ cost baseline is bloated from the emergency spending levels and this spending is unsustainable at $32.9T in debt. We should have gone to a pre-emergency cost baseline plus annual inflation rates to get to true levels. Then it’s realistic discussion start points,” he continued.
“Then put pressure on Senate to pass House bills H.R. 1 Low Cost Energy Act, H.R. 2 to Secure our border, onshore and invest in domestic industrial base buildup, and look at USG procurement reform to prevent continued gouging,” Mills commented. “This is a START to get DC out of control spending in control.”
I voted against the Fiscal Responsibility Act because I knew it was a bad debt ceiling bill that saddled Americans with more debt and no tangible spending solution. LSG was a FAR BETTER DEAL which I supported.
There are members of Congress who will try to lie and say the CR is…
— Cory Mills (@CoryMillsFL) September 18, 2023
Bishop was in full agreement with Mills and wanted to see all 12 appropriations bills passed.
“I’m with Cory. No CR. Pass the damn approps bills. Roll back the crazy bureaucracy to pre-COVID levels. Now,” Bishop stated on X.
I’m with Cory. No CR. Pass the damn approps bills. Roll back the crazy bureaucracy to pre-COVID levels. Now. https://t.co/6lWfWfdatc
— Rep. Dan Bishop (@RepDanBishop) September 18, 2023
Greene has made her stance on the resolution crystal clear previously. Her demands include an impeachment inquiry against President Biden, which has now been met, eliminating COVID mandates, and proclaiming that she won’t vote to fund a weaponized government.
CR negotiated by Byron Donalds and Dusty Johnson.
No policy riders in the CR. So it’s all the policies from last year’s Democrat appropriations, with an 8% cut. Plus the border bill, but no E-Verify.
I’m a NO.
No money for Ukraine, COVID, or weaponized Gov.
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) September 18, 2023
Rosendale is a no because he claims the resolution “is a continuation of Nancy Pelosi’s budget and Joe Biden’s policies.”
“We were assured in January that we weren’t going to use the Democrats’ gimmicks to fund government and that we would deliver the 12 appropriations bills, thereby funding government responsibly and transparently, which is why I will be voting against the CR this week,” Rosendale noted on X.
For months, I have made it very clear that I will not be supporting a CR. And this week is no different.
A CR is a continuation of Nancy Pelosi’s budget and Joe Biden’s policies. We were assured in January that we weren’t going to use the Democrats’ gimmicks to fund government…
— Matt Rosendale (@RepRosendale) September 18, 2023
Matt Gaetz was even more direct. He called the bill a “betrayal” of the GOP.
“This Continuing Resolution to fund Ukraine and Jack Smith’s election interference is a betrayal of Republicans,” Gaetz stated on X. “We must do better.”
This Continuing Resolution to fund Ukraine and Jack Smith’s election interference is a betrayal of Republicans.
We must do better.
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) September 18, 2023
Lumping disparate agencies of Goverment into one big vote is a terrible idea.
My friend Byron left off his list that the Donalds CR funds the election interference of Jack Smith.
I am a NO.
We must be better than this. https://t.co/TRRF0EcV6N
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) September 18, 2023
Luna stood with Gaetz on X, “This is EXACTLY why I am a NO on the CR. Don’t listen to the propaganda media machine that will kick on this week.
They don’t want what us best for the little guy. They want to feed the machine.”
This is EXACTLY why I am a NO on the CR.
Don’t listen to the propaganda media machine that will kick on this week.
They don’t want what us best for the little guy.
They want to feed the machine. https://t.co/h7YY789cpz
— Anna Paulina Luna (@realannapaulina) September 18, 2023
Spartz is a no as well, accusing the Republican-controlled House of “failing the American people again.”
— Rep. Victoria Spartz (@RepSpartz) September 18, 2023
“Neither Republicans nor Democrats have the backbone to challenge the corrupt swamp that is bankrupting our children and grandchildren. It is a shame that our weak Speaker cannot even commit to having a commission to discuss our looming fiscal catastrophe,” Spartz said in a statement.
Rep. Andy Ogles (R-Tenn.) told the Washington Examiner that he is a “lean no” on the bill. He wants to wait for additional information before making a final decision on which way to jump.
Crane, who is also a member of the House Freedom Caucus, told the Washington Examiner that he’ll vote no on the bill as well. Going trillions of dollars further into debt is something he just can’t stomach.
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