43 House Republicans Back Bill To Threaten Shutdown Over Defunding Obamacare

AP

“After weeks of working with and listening to members on how to approach the government funding deadline, it’s clear that House Republicans are united around two goals: keeping the government open and protecting our constituents from the harmful effects of Obamacare,” Graves said. “Today, my 42 cosponsors and I are putting forward a plan that achieves both goals.”

The measure thumbs GOP leaders in the eye as they seek to build support for a CR that jams Democrats with lower spending levels but stops short of threatening a shutdown over Obamacare.

Read the bill here. The full list of co-sponsors, via Graves’ office:

Jim Jordan (OH-4)

Mark Meadows (NC-11)

Jeff Duncan (SC-3)

Steve Southerland (FL-2)

Doug Collins (GA-9)

Raúl Labrador (ID-1)

Trey Gowdy (SC-4)

Randy Weber (TX-14)

Pete Olson (TX-22)

Tom Marino (PA-10)

Steve Palazzo (MS-4)

Joe Pitts (PA-16)

Paul Broun (GA-10)

Matt Salmon (AZ-5)

Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-5)

Richard Hudson (NC-8)

Jeb Hensarling (TX-5)

Ron DeSantis (FL-6)

Lynn Westmoreland (GA-3)

Thomas Massie (KY-4)

Phil Gingrey (GA-11)

Jim Bridenstine (OK-1)

Mo Brooks (AL-5)

Bill Cassidy (LA-6)

Randy Neugebauer (TX-19)

David Schweikert (AZ-6)

Scott Perry (PA-4)

Blake Farenthold (TX-27)

Bill Huizenga (MI-2)

Luke Messer (IN-6)

Bill Flores (TX-17)

Mick Mulvaney (SC-5)

Tim Huelskamp (KS-1)

Steve Daines (MT)

Joe Wilson (SC-2)

Marsha Blackburn (TN-7)

Reid Ribble (WI-8)

Tom Price (GA-6)

Austin Scott (GA-8)

Marlin Stutzman (IN-3)

Trent Franks (AZ-8)

Steve Chabot (OH-1)

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