By Elise Viebeck - 09/12/12 03:47 PM EDT
"For Congress, it’s always ‘next time' … If they won’t take a stand now, will they really do what they promise to do and repeal ObamaCare?"
Conservatives have expressed support for the six-month CR because they say it would allow a new Romney administration to cut spending not long after inauguration next year. Avoiding a government-shutdown fight before November is also attractive to both sides.
The six-month stopgap measure increases spending by an annualized rate of $8 billion, in line with the August 2011 debt deal. Other spending bills considered by the House would have defunded the healthcare law, but they were shelved in favor of the House-Senate compromise.
Many conservative House members have said they will vote yes on Thursday, including GOP vice-presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.).