Conservative Groups Split On House GOP’s Latest Spending Plan


Two influential conservative groups split Monday on the House GOP’s latest anti-Obamacare provisions tied to a government spending bill.

The House will vote Monday evening on a spending bill that would delay Obamacare’s individual mandate for a year and eliminate subsidies for Congress members and staff. Heritage Action said it opposed the bill because it did not go far enough in stopping Obamacare, but would not track how members voted. Club for Growth said it supported the bill and would track votes.

“Much like the rest of Obamacare, the individual mandate and staffer exemption are bad policy, but the proposed changes would  not keep the law from taking root. For that reason, Heritage Action opposes the amendment, but will not key vote against it,” Heritage Action said in a statement. “In the end, conservatives should stand strong against the intransigence of Harry Reid and Senate Democrats and insist on fully defunding the President’s failed law.”

The Club for Growth notice, which was not accompanied by a detailed statement, is here.