By Jeff Dunetz
Realizing that the latest polls show an increasing voter angst about Obamacare, John Boehner and House Republican leadership announced this morning they will make de-funding the president’s signature legislation part of the House continuing budget resolution…
…and delaying Obamacare part of the resolution to raise the debt ceiling.
Speaker Boehner (R-Ohio), flanked by his leadership team, told reporters the stopgap government funding bill they will vote on this Friday will include a rider to block Obamacare.
“The law is a train wreck,” Boehner said. “The president has protected American big business. It’s time to protect American families from this unworkable law.”In addition, House Majority Leader Eric I. Cantor (R-Va.) laid out his party’s legislative grab bag of requests that will be attached to a bill that would lift the debt ceiling, including a delay of the health law, an overhaul of the tax code and approval of an energy pipeline running from Canada to the Gulf Coast.