Republican Study Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said on Monday he would vote against the three-week spending bill that will come up for a vote tomorrow, and said Democrats need to develop a position on spending that allows for a bill that goes beyond more than just a few weeks.
"We're borrowing billions of dollars a day, yet Senate Democrats have done little more than wring their hands for the last month," Jordan said in a statement. "With the federal government facing record deficits and a mammoth debt hanging over our economy and our future, we must do more than cut spending in bite-sized pieces."
The House Rules Committee will take up the rule for the three-week spending bill later on Monday, and the House will consider the rule and the bill on Tuesday.
The House has been in session for just a short time and is expected to remain adjourned until 6:30 p.m., when it will vote on two non-controversial bills.