Georgia Congressmen split on budget bill vote

7:16 PM, Oct 7, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- As the stalemate continues on Capitol Hill, a big question now is how will the Georgia Congressional House delegation vote if a budget bill comes up for a vote.

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The 11Alive Help Desk team went down both sides of the Aisle, asking the Georgia delegation just one question:

How would you vote on a clean budget bill that had no strings attached?

The answers were along party lines but were quite varied.

While one Georgia Democrat insisted that if the Speaker brought such a bill up for a vote, there would be enough Republicans votes to join Democrats in passing it, Republicans, like Representatives Lynn Westmoreland. Tom Graves and Paul Broun issued nearly identical statements saying they would oppose any continuing resolution that does not both open the government and protect the American people from the "harmful effects" of Obamacare.

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Along the same lines, Republican Representative Phil Gingrey said that although he would not support any resolution that includes funding for Obamacare, he has supported funding for veterans benefits, and pay for furloughed workers.

The end result of today's poll was a standoff.

But Georgia Republican Senator Johnny Isakson predicts that both sides will down and talk before the debt ceiling deadline next Thursday.

"I will say it will continue as long as they are not sitting down and talking, but I see more and more indications and intensions that it is coming sooner rather than later," Isakson said.

The end result right now is a continued stalemate and Government shut down with no settlement in sight as Washington gets nearer and nearer to running out of cash to pay its bills.

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