The House Rules Commitee will meet at 10:30 p.m. ET Monday to consider a rule that would allow House GOP leadership to request a conference to negotiate with Senate Democrats on the temporary government spending bill, a House Rules Committee aide told TPM.
House leadership makes the move with less than two hours until a government shutdown and an hour after the Senate rejected the House’s latest anti-Obamacare provisions tied to the spending bill.
“It means we’re the reasonable, responsible actors trying to keep the process alive as the clock ticks past midnight, despite Washington Democrats refusal – thus far – to negotiate,” a House GOP leadership aide told TPM.
UPDATE 10:53 p.m. ET:
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s office issued the following whip alert announcing a late-night vote on the above plan:
The House will follow regular order and consider a rule that adopts a motion insisting on our last amendment and requesting a conference with the Senate. This will send the CR, our amendment, and our request for a conference back to the Senate.
UPDATE 11:27 p.m. ET:
The House Rules Committee passed a resolution to to go to conference committee with the Senate.