The Republican-dominated House passed two spending bill amendments Sunday morning — one that would delay Obamacare for a year, and one that would repeal the Obamacare’s medical device tax. The bill now goes back to the Senate, where Democrats who control that chamber have consistently said any changes to Obamacare would be a deal-killer.
What happens Monday?
The Senate will meet at 2 p.m. ET — 10 hours before the deadline. It’ll “do exactly what we said we would do and reject these measures,” Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said. “The American people will not be extorted by Tea Party anarchists.”
In other words, the Senate will send its version of the bill — one without any changes to Obamacare — back to the House.
Rep. Tim Griffin of Arkansas said the Senate is running out the clock. “At some late hour, they’ll pass something and then they’ll say ‘Oh my gosh, we’ve run out of time.'”