President Joe Biden will likely not sign any continuing resolution from House Republicans given the bipartisan effort in the Senate to fund the government through the full appropriations process, White House officials say.
Furthermore, the White House is seeking to undercut support among centrist House Republicans for House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) attempts to stitch together a continuing resolution ahead of the government funding deadline at the end of the month.
WITH NO CLEAR PATH TO AVOID A SHUTDOWN, HOUSE REPUBLICANS’ INTERNAL TENSIONS SPEW INTO THE PUBLIC
White House officials say that McCarthy’s “Republican only” legislation breaks the spending truce brokered by the president and the speaker this summer by setting spending levels below the agreement that came out of the debt ceiling showdown.
Those officials believe that centrist Republican lawmakers aren’t fully aware of how McCarthy’s “partisan games” will result in longer-term funding cuts, including to programs the GOP and conservative voters support.
White House officials distributed a fact sheet to interested parties Tuesday afternoon that outlined those potential impacts, some of which could include:
800 fewer U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents and officers, which the White House estimates would allow 50,000 pounds of cocaine, 300 pounds of fentanyl, 700 pounds of heroin, and 6,000 pounds …