Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | All Access e-Edition | Home RSS
 
 
 

Dent to support Senate bill to fund US government

September 30, 2013
Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania member of Congress says he's working to persuade other Republicans to go along with Senate legislation that's expected before midnight in a bid to avert a federal government shutdown.

Rep. Charles Dent said Monday that he's urging House GOP leadership to allow a floor vote on an expected plan from the Senate to keep the government funded beyond midnight.

The Senate is insisting on a straightforward bill to keep the government open, and is likely to strip out House Republican provisions to delay the 3-year-old federal health care law and eliminate a medical devices tax.

Dent says he believes there are enough votes in the GOP-controlled House to support it. Pennsylvania's Republicans and Democrats in Congress have been divided along partisan lines to this point.

 
 

 

I am looking for:
in:
News, Blogs & Events Web