im told this house gop move - conferees - is their last of the night. but we still have a series of votes ahead on the conferee move
by CNN's Ed Payne10/1/2013 3:27:21 AM
Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen said the reason there isn't a budget is because Republicans refused to negotiate months ago. "They want to go to conference with 45 minutes left. That is a recipe for a government shutdown," Van Hollen said.
OMB director to federal government: "agencies should now execute plans for an orderly shutdown due to the absence of appropriations."
by CNN's Ed Payne10/1/2013 3:49:10 AM
20 minutes before the shutdown Republican Rep. Todd Rokita was on Erin Burnett and said House Republicans have to take a stand against Obamacare. “We want to keep the government open … But the healthcare law is the most insidious law known to man,” Rokita said.
This is happening. RT @uscapitol : Due to a lapse in government funding, this account will not be active until further notice.
by CNN's Ed Payne10/1/2013 3:55:57 AM
Due to the failure of Congress to enact appropriations for fiscal year 2014, Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell tonight directed agencies to execute their plans for an orderly shutdown of the Federal government.
Tonight, Rs made a deliberate choice to shut down the government. This is a complete & utter failure to do what's best for American people.
by CNN's Ed Payne10/1/2013 4:15:33 AM
The Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell ordered federal agencies to start shutting down. The guidance for an "orderly shutdown of the Federal government" memo from Burwell also said: "We urge Congress to act quickly to pass a Continuing Resolution to provide a short-term bridge."
GOP Rep Pete Sessions holds up ipad showing website for enrolling in Obamacare exchanges "system unavailable"
by CNN's Ed Payne10/1/2013 4:35:01 AM
Heard on CNN: Republican Rep. James Lankford -- “Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton sat down and negotiated. At some point we have to sit down and talk about these things. I wish we could sit down and work this out." Dem. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz -- “This is a settled matter. We are not going to repeal or delay Obamacare. The implication of Obamacare has nothing to do with the funding of the government.”