Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and James Lankford (R-OK), members of the House Budget Committee that the House would pass a “hybrid” of an omnibus spending bill and a continuing resolution that could enable the GOP to defund President Obama’s executive action on immigration after the party takes control of the Senate in January without shutting down the government on Monday’s “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network.
“I think most likely what you’re going to see our funding package look like is a hybrid of a CR and omnibus where some things would be covered in an omnibus mechanism, but in a CR which gives a second bite at the apple as well over the security provisions and dealing with immigration, so that we can come back early next year and address those differently and be ready to take some action. So we’re looking forward to bringing it forward and putting it on the table and having the Senate take it up” Blackburn stated.
Lankford added that Blackburn’s approach “seems to be the [view of] majority of it [the GOP conference]. everybody wants to have some sort of sense of consistency…if you do a full year of funding to get everything done except for that one area of Homeland Security…it gives stability to the markets, it gives stability to the process, and then we can continue to deal with this issue of immigration.”
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