By Bernie Becker - 09/12/12 11:09 PM EDT
Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), the Appropriations Committee chairman, told reporters Wednesday that he believed the CR would pass when it hits the House floor on Thursday. The resolution is also expected to have support from both parties.
The Club for Growth and some GOP lawmakers also grumble that the measure extends the welfare law, which expires at the end of the month and has started playing a campaign role after the Obama administration announced states could apply for waivers to the law’s work requirements.
In the wake of the recent embassy attacks, some Republicans are also pushing to strip aid to Libya and Egypt from the resolution – but Rogers said Wednesday the measure was “closed for changes.”