Darn! My congressman is not one of the House Republicans who would vote for a clean budget bill!
Drat it all! Rep. Adam Kinzinger (above), the Illinois Republican, is not on THIS LIST:
In the hours since the government shut down, House Republicans have slowly but steadily been coming forward to say they’re ready to pass a bill to fund the government with no strings attached.
As of Sunday night, the number of those Republicans hit 22 (a soft 23, including Rep. Rodney Davis) — surpassing the magic 17 votes needed to pass a clean funding bill if all 200 Democrats stick together and team up with them. Of course, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) would have to be willing to put that bill on the floor in the first place. But if he did, the votes appear to be there for passage, at which point the bill would sail through the Senate and be signed by President Barack Obama, ending the shutdown.
Here’s who those House Republicans are, and why they say they’re done with trying to force through provisions to delay or defund Obamacare in order to keep the government running…