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Issa: 'I'll vote for a clean CR'

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Tuesday he would vote for a “clean CR” to end the government shutdown.

“I’ll vote for a clean CR," Issa told CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. 

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“Republicans in the House have always been for a clean CR increase if it meant we began the serious negotiations on the kinds of reforms that need to happen…entitlements as a shortcut for it. That's what the deal is about right now.”

Democrats have pressed Republicans to bring a continuing resolutio to the floor that funds the government and does nothing else for weeks. 

GOP leaders have argued the clean CR would not have the votes to pass the House, something Democrats say is not true. 

House GOP leaders are now trying to get their members to approve a new measure that would fund the government through Dec. 15 and raise the debt ceiling through Feb. 7, but it is unclear if it has the votes to pass. 

The bill would also prohibit lawmakers and their staffs from getting employer contributions to their ObamaCare insurance, and would prevent the Treasury Department from using "extraordinary measures" to prevent the nation from exceeding the new debt limit. 

Democrats object to those measures. 

Issa had previously voted for measures to fund the government as long as Obamacare is defunded or some of the law’s other provisions are delayed.