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GOP appoints Cantor, others to meet with Senate

They are Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.), Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (Wis.), Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (Ky.), Ways & Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (Mich.), and Reps. John Carter (Texas), Ander Crenshaw (Fla.), Rodney Frelinghuysen (N.J.) and Tom Graves (Ga.).

{mosads}In addition to requesting a conference, the resolution insists on
the last House amendments to the continuing spending resolution. Those
amendments would delay the individual health insurance mandate and end
subsidies for insurance that senior officials would receive under the
law.

The inclusion of that language on the healthcare law is what prevented
the Senate from agreeing to it, and may be what keeps the House and
Senate from finding a deal to end the shutdown.

Before the House even voted on the conference resolution, Senate Democrats said they would reject any request to talk about a spending resolution that contemplates undermining ObamaCare. The Senate adjourned until later Tuesday morning, when Democrats were expected to formally reject the House request to meet.

The rule was passed more than an hour after the Obama administration’s Office of Management and Budget told agencies to execute their shutdown plans, which will furlough thousands of government workers, starting Tuesday.

Soon after the vote, the House adjourned until 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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