Alternate lede: The House, after a few drinks Saturday night, voted to force other federal workers to join them in not working...
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) September 29, 2013
Not a question of blame over shutdown, GOP would own it. Bet is people want shutdown more than Obamacare. (See Sherman/Bres)
— Ben White (@morningmoneyben) September 29, 2013
I hope Ted Cruz gives a 21 hour speech about why Republicans aren't to blame for the government shutdown.
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) September 29, 2013
Cummings: GOP vote to shut down gov't will cause critical services for American families to "come to a grinding halt" http://t.co/42hU7ZGRfo
— House OversightDems (@OversightDems) September 29, 2013
From CBS News
In a statement, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, along with the rest of the House Republican leadership, described the path forward. "Later today, the House will vote on two amendments to the Senate-passed continuing resolution that will keep the government open and stop as much of the president's health care law as possible," he said. "We will do our job and send this bill over, and then it's up to the Senate to pass it and stop a government shutdown."
From the New York Times
The votes, just past midnight, followed an often-angry debate, with members shouting one another down on the House floor. Democrats insisted that Republicans refused to accept their losses in 2012, were putting contempt for the president over the good of the country and would bear responsibility for a shutdown. Republicans said they had the public on their side and were acting to protect Americans from a harmful and unpopular law that had already proved a failure.
"The Republicans' first try was to defund Obamacare. Now they are slowly chipping away at it," said Dana Bash, CNN's chief congressional correspondent. "They want the president to negotiate. That is their line: the president needs to come to the table and negotiate."