The government shutdown is starting to weigh heavily on some House Republicans, who are now calling for a clean continuing resolution to reopen the government and stop the bleeding.
“Enough is enough. Put a clean (continuing resolution) on the floor and let’s gets on with the business we were sent to do,” Rep. Jon Runyan (R-N.J.) said, according to the Burlington County Times.
And according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Reps. Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) are also on board.
That brings the number of House Republicans supporting a “clean” bill to eight, by our count.
They are: Reps. Scott Rigell (R-Va.), Pat Meehan (R-Pa.), Charlie Dent (R-Pa.), Peter King (R-N.Y.), Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), Runyan, LoBiondo and Fitzpatrick.
Five of them — including Dent and Meehan — comes from the Philadelphia area. Source: Washington Post