Below is from FNC Chad Pergram:
Urgent: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to this weekend in Congress
Per Pergram-Capitol Hill
Here is the lay of the land for the next two days on the Hill after the Senate presumably kicks the reworked Senate CR to avoid a government shutdown back to the House later today.
There will be no legislative action in the House today.
The only thing which could come today is the House would post the text of a reworked CR online.
I’m hearing this package would delay Obamacare for a year. But it’s not yet set in stone.
The House will meet tomorrow morning. But don’t expect anything big yet.
We expect a meeting of the House Republican Conference around noon in the basement of the Capitol to discuss the plan and guage where people are on this approach.
The House Rules Committee would meet in the mid-afternoon tomorrow to tee up debate on the floor late Saturday afternoon or Saturday night.
This is provided they have the votes to pass something in the House.
The Senate will not be in session at all tomorrow.
And, remarkably a senior Senate Democratic source says it’s very likely the Senate may not even be in session on SUNDAY EITHER!
Despite what House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has said about not sending back a “clean” CR to the Senate, a high-level Senate source tells Fox it’s likely the Senate would be unable to grapple with any revised House legislative product which differed from what the Senate is on track to okay today. In fact, the source suggested there would likely be a shutdown if that’s the case. The reason is that Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) would be able to start gumming up the works again and chew up floor time. The procedural options available to them could well bleed past 11:59:59 pm Monday….the point to which government is funded.
In short here, what’s afoot is a game of “keepaway.” There is an effort to keep the ball away from the Senate…and specifically Cruz and Lee. If the Senate has to tangle with any changes from the House, it is HIGHLY LIKELY the government will close.
Senior Producer for Capitol Hill