A memo put out by the conservative advocacy organization Heritage Action is reportedly responsible for scuttling a deal put forward by House Republican leadership to reopen the government through December 15th and raise the debt ceiling through February 7th. Calling it a “key vote” on it’s “legislative scorecard,” Heritage Action urged House Republicans to vote against the proposal.
The memo laid out details of the House bill and criticized it for leaving out provisions pertaining to the Affordable Care Act:
“Tonight, the House is scheduled to vote on a plan that would extend government funding to December 15 and the debt ceiling through February 7 in exchange for overturning the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) ruling that created the congressional exemption. Unfortunately, the proposed deal will do nothing to stop Obamacare’s massive new entitlements from taking root — radically changing the nature of American health care.”
Just before 6pm ET, Fox News Congressional Correspondent Chad Pergram reported on Twitter that it was the Heritage Action request for a “no” vote directly led to the vote’s delay in the House.
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