Dana Bash spoke with Anderson Cooper about what is going on on Capitol Hill right now. "Everybody's gone. There are no negotiations, no votes," she told him. "The House did vote earlier this evening which you and I talked about that they voted to keep three agencies open but it didn't pass.
Actually they're going to try to get back at it tomorrow. They're also going to try to pass funding for NIH, because they saw that the president was complaining that kids with cancer can't get into clinical trials.
And that really does seem to be the strategy in fact Republicans admit that's the strategy right now. Wait to see what the president complains about, try to pass at least that particular part of spending for the government, and see what they do. Because big picture, (House Speaker) John Boehner and his Republican leadership are still insisting they're not going to give in to what the Democrats are demanding.
And that is just a clean, no-strings attached bill to fund the government even for six weeks. And they are at an amazing standoff.