Senate Reveals Frustration With Obstinate House Republicans
That’s why Senator Rob Portman of Ohio introduced a bill to stop government shutdowns. Portman clearly took a jab at his House Republican colleagues when he said, “Although Congress continually fails to pass appropriations bills by the October 1st deadline, we should not force Americans to face the threat of government shutdown hanging over their heads. Our legislation ensures the federal government continues to provide the necessary services to its citizens while protecting against the panic and pressure of last-minute budget deals, allowing Congress to make the decisions necessary to get Washington’s fiscal house back in order.”
Interesting timing for Portman given the imminent announcement of Romney’s VP pick.