I came across this video that was released by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Maryland) yesterday that shows the GOP does not want to vote on the Senate’s clean Continuing Resolution legislation and has basically legislated the shutdown to continue unless the House Majority Leader or his designee decides otherwise.
According to the Rules of the House of Representatives Section XXII Clause 4:
“Relating to consideration of the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 59) making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes. Resolved,
That the House hereby (1) takes from the Speaker’s table the joint resolution (H.J. Res. 59) making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes, with the House amendment to the Senate amendment thereto, (2) insists on its amendment, and (3) requests a conference with the Senate thereon.
Sec. 2. Any motion pursuant to clause 4 of rule XXII relating to House Joint Resolution 59 may be offered only by the Majority Leader or his designee.”
- The Rule Change (roseylinn.wordpress.com)
- How One Change In House Rules Made The Shutdown Inevitable (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Republicans Changed House Rules To Shut Down The Government (classwarfareexists.com)
- Last minute House GOP rule change forced government shutdown (Video) (examiner.com)