“Really good news.”
Those are the words of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) about the possibility that Senate Democrats will accept a two week bill to keep the government open past Friday night and cleave $4 billion in spending.
The stopgap measure is a far cry from the seven month bill that axes $61 billion in spending that the House approved two weeks ago. Many Senate Democrats signaled that legislation had little chance of surviving the Senate, let alone President Obama’s veto pen. But Cantor wants to know why Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) won’t debate that bill.