Outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has thrown his public support behind House Speaker John Boehner’s plan to fund President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty order through March.
“That would be a big accomplishment if we could get a bill over here that would fund all the appropriations subcommittees except for one,” Reid told reporters on Tuesday, according to The Hill. “I think it’s kind of unfortunate that they’re talking about not doing Homeland Security, but that’s the way it is.”
On Tuesday morning, in a closed-door GOP conference meeting, Boehner pitched House Republicans on a plan to fund Obama’s amnesty in the upcoming spending bill battle. The government funding portion of the Boehner plan, parts of which originated from usually conservative Reps. Ted Yoho (R-FL) and Tom Price (R-GA), would keep most of the government open until September, 2015 but would only supply monies to the Department of Homeland Security until March.
But Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), in an exclusive for Breitbart News, laid out a different pathway forward that puts the ball back in Reid’s court. Lee’s plan is to have the House Republicans block funding for Obama’s amnesty now, and then force Reid to either shut down the government or take up the House bill blocking the funding for Obama’s amnesty and try to pull that language out.
Written by MATTHEW BOYLE
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