A new plan floated by Republicans over the weekend would raise the borrowing limit through Feb. 7 and fund the federal government through Dec. 15, but also rescind health insurance subsidies for members of Congress, the White House and their respective staff members. Issa sought to explain the new demand on CNN Tuesday.
"I'll vote for a clean C.R.," Issa said. "But let's understand that the president wants and is happy, signed a bill that said members of Congress and their staff would, quote, be in Obamacare. He didn't put himself into it. It's time for him to be in that program along with the Vice President, all the thousands of political appointees."