McConnell Floats One-Week CR

by Jonathan Strong, Robert Costa

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell is floating a one-week government funding bill that would give both parties time to manever. The Kentucky Republican gave Speaker John Boehner a heads up about the plan earlier this morning. McConnell is looking to give Boehner another option as the government heads towards a shutdown at midnight, sources close to the situation say. House leadership, meanwhile, had been chiefly discussing a plan to include a delay of the individual mandate with language relating to the Obamacare subsidy for lawmakers and congressional staff. 

“Despite the Democrats’ refusal to work with the House to solve the problem, Republicans are working to protect the troops, prevent a shutdown and find solutions to the difficulties caused by Senate Democrats’ delays,” McConnell spokesman Don Stewart said.