U.S. Republicans float plan to fund to some government agencies

WASHINGTON Tue Oct 1, 2013 1:47pm EDT

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WASHINGTON Oct 1 (Reuters) - Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are floating a plan to reopen some shuttered federal agencies by passing small, individual funding bills for them, a senior House Republican aide said on Tuesday.

The plan, which would ease some of the pain of a government shutdown that started early on Tuesday as spending authority expired, was presented to rank-and-file House Republicans at a meeting in the Capitol.

The aide said the "selective funding" measures could be as small as funding budgets for individual monuments, or to full government departments such as the Veterans Administration.

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DCX2 wrote:
What a stupid idea. This will just waste more time and more taxpayer money. Congress – quit trying to score political points and DO YOUR JOB.

Oct 01, 2013 3:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bdeeber8 wrote:
House Republicans are bordering on treason right now. If this drags on past the middle of the month, there will be massive and VERY serious consequences for both the American economy and economies around the world as the U.S. begins to default on its obligations. When we talk about today’s GOP and its lunatic Tea Party fringe, we are talking about fanatics, policy makers willing to seriously imperil national and global economies just because they are ideologically opposed to seeing the poor and working classes get better access to health care (or who simply want the votes of other fanatics who feel this way). These are some seriously dysfunctional elected officials.

Oct 01, 2013 3:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
SeniorMoment wrote:
The Senate and President are unlikely to go along with this approach, which would amount to letting Republicans select what parts of government they want to keep. Besides, Republicans have failed to explain to the American people why the budget for the year that started today was not done through committees, etc. months ago. If they are so business oriented, why can they do budgeting as quickly as a business does?

Oct 01, 2013 3:45pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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