By Vicki Needham - 09/30/13 10:41 PM EDT
Centrist Reps. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) and Peter King (R-N.Y.) urged leadership to pass a funding bill without the healthcare riders.
"The hourglass is nearly empty, and it’s time that we pass a clean CR," Dent said.
There was growing uncertainty on Monday night as to whether House Republicans had the votes to pass the plan, which is opposed by House and Senate Democrats and the White House.
President Obama said Monday he wasn't resigned to the shutdown and urged lawmakers to move forward and keep the government open.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) vowed to reject any further changes that the House might send over Monday night.
Earlier in the day, the Senate voted 54-46 to strip language from a House funding bill that delayed ObamaCare by a year. Monday's vote was strictly along party lines.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and other members of his conference floated several proposals on Monday to avoid a government shutdown, including a one-week stopgap spending measure.
Based on what happens next, Senate leaders would need unanimous consent to approve any bill sent from the House before midnight.
Tick, tock, tick.
WHAT ELSE WE'RE WATCHING
Watching the watchdog: A House Financial Services subcommittee will examine legislative proposals on Tuesday that would change how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau operates.
Housing reform: The Senate Banking Committee will hold a full committee hearing on housing finance reform on Tuesday that looks at the private label mortgage-backed securities market.
ISM Index: The Institute for Supply Management will release its September index that measures the manufacturing sector's pace of growth.
Construction Spending: The Commerce Department releases its August report on spending that is broken down between residential, non-residential and public expenditures on new construction. The monthly changes are volatile and subject to huge revisions, and rarely have a market impact.
WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED
— Conservative groups split on latest House GOP plan
— S&P: We were right to downgrade
— Jobs report faces delay with government shutdown
— Report: Obama not reconsidering debt ceiling workarounds
— Clock starts on CEO pay disclosure rule
— Stocks slide as shutdown looms
— McCain scolds Holder for meeting JPMorgan chief
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