The political game of ping pong continues to play out in Washington, DC as Republican House Speaker John Boehner and other party leaders have now placed responsibility for averting a government shutdown back in the Democrat run US Senate’s court on Saturday.
The Republican-run House voted to avoid a partial government shutdown next week but also to further delay President Barack Obamacare.
Meanwhile, the White House promises the overall legislation will be vetoed. That means the two sides are edging closer to a shutdown of many federal services on Tuesday, without a solution in sight.
The GOP controlled US House sent the legislation to the Democratic-run Senate early Sunday by a vote of 231-192.
Their decision to escalate the standoff with Democrats in the Senate over Obama’s signature legislation ensures the situation will become more tense than it has been for the past two weeks.
It will probably continue until the final hours before the funding deadline of 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday and who knows for how much longer?