Wednesday: House will try again on veterans, parks, DC

But they brought up each one under a suspension of House rules. That required help from Democrats to get a two-thirds vote, and each one fell short.

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Today, the GOP will try again under regular order, which means each should pass under a simple majority vote.

Debate on each of these is likely to be similar to the debate on Tuesday. However, Republicans are likely to react to overnight reports that the Obama administration purposefully tried to stop a group of World War II veterans from entering the World War II memorial site due to the sequester.

To make the votes happen today, the House Rules Committee will meet at 10:15 a.m. to write a rule allowing floor consideration of the three resolutions. The rule will be passed on the floor, then members will consider each resolution in turn.

On Monday, the Rules Committee approved a rule allowing for same-day authority through October 7. That means the Rules Committee can approve a rule and floor work can begin on the same day — normally, legislation hits the floor the day after the committee approves a rule.

The three resolutions are:

H.J.Res. 70, the Open Our National Parks and Museums Act,

H.J.Res. 71, the Provide Local Funding for the District of Columbia Act, and

H.J. Res. 72, the Honoring Our Promise to America's Veterans Act.

Once the House passes them in the early evening, the Senate is expected to reject them quickly. Democrats continue to call on Republicans to pass the Senate's clean continuing spending resolution, which funds the government through Nov. 15.

The insistence of House Republicans to include language undermining ObamaCare is what led to the shutdown at the end of the day Monday, and what continues to keep the two sides far from reaching an agreement. 

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