Chaos Breaks Out On House Floor

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( – On Tuesday, multiple sources revealed that a procedural vote for a stopgap spending bill was blocked by the Main Street Caucus and the House Freedom Caucus was removed from the voting schedule. The government’s funding deadline is swiftly approaching on September 30th.

The fractured House Republicans are having a hard time trying to agree to a proposal that would help them avoid a possible government shutdown.

Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL), who was one of the stopgap spending proposal’s lead negotiators, blasted the moderate members of the GOP for entertaining the possibility of collaborating with the Democrats in order to avoid a government shutdown. Still, the disagreements over the continuing resolution, or stopgap spending bill, have led to even further fracturing within the House GOP.

Following a closed-door meeting, Donalds told reporters on Tuesday that many of his colleagues were worried about the fact that other members of the party were willing to sign the clean continuing resolution along with the Democrats. As he pointed out, this would mean that the House GOP would no longer have any leverage. He added that this was not something that should be taken lightly.

On Sunday night, Donalds led the negotiations between the House Freedom Caucus and the Main Street Caucus. Their proposal would extend the government’s funding by an additional month while also cutting spending by 8 percent. There would also be a border security bill attached to the resolution; however, it would not include an e-Verify provision. However, dozens of Republicans stated they would not support the bill.

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