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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Why not? They haven't got anything else on the table.

It remains to be seen if Republicans will follow through with the strategy at the risk of a partial government shutdown just one month before the congressional elections. If they want to force the issue, House Republicans could pass a government funding bill that reverses the EPA rules. Senate Republicans could make life difficult for Democrats by filibustering funding legislation that doesn't undo the regulations. Eventually it'll be up to GOP leaders in the House and Senate to decide whether -- and how strongly -- to pick the fight.

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