President Obama addressed a possible government shutdown Monday afternoon, urging House Republicans to pass a short-term spending bill. The president proceeded to call Speaker John Boehner and other party leaders in the House and Senate about government funding and ObamaCare. However, according to CNN, a spokesman for Boehner indicated there was no breakthrough.
So now we’re left to a game of legislative ping pong:
Just in: Senate rejects House budget resolution at 9:37 pm., one hour after the House sent it over. Party-line vote of 54-46.— ABC News (@ABC) October 1, 2013
House votes to fund government, delay Obamacare, tossing bill back to Senate http://t.co/QJy7BnkBZ6— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 1, 2013
So while we wait, we have ‘Your Government Shutdown Survival Guide.’