- Nov 17, 2011
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In the hours since the government shut down, House Republicans have slowly but steadily been coming forward to say they're ready to pass a bill to fund the government with no strings attached.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the number of those Republicans hit 20 -- surpassing the magic 17 votes needed to pass a clean funding bill if all 200 Democrats stick together and team up with them. Of course, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would have to be willing to put that bill on the floor in the first place.
I wonder what the chances of Boehner putting a clean funding bill to a vote are? I'm not going to hold my breath.
Here's A Tally Of Which House Republicans Are Ready To Fund The Government, No Strings Attached