You would be wrong.
After the GOP-initiated shutdown of government, dems started looking for ways around the mess and to open up the government. Yup, they were trying to do their job. What they found was a GOP strategy that guaranteed the government shutdown.

But the House Rules Committee voted the night of Sept. 30 to change that rule for this specific bill. They added language dictating that any motion "may be offered only by the majority Leader or his designee."

So unless House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) wanted the Senate spending bill to come to the floor, it wasn't going to happen. And it didn't.

From this report, it appears Louise Slaughter (D-NY) spoke up against the rule change in the Rules Committee (at least that's how it shows on CSPAN).

Meanwhile, over in the Senate, the GOP filibustered a clean CR.


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