Going forward, the House GOP intends to highlight the flaws of ObamaCare, but it will not factor into a government shutdown scenario in mid-January, the next fiscal deadline.
Even though Boehner has largely avoided media since the House approved the Senate deal late Wednesday night, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has signaled the new strategy: by saying “there will not be a government shutdown,” over ObamaCare.
A senior House GOP leadership aide echoed McConnell’s remarks.
“There’s no serious appetite among our members for another shutdown. There is a serious appetite for protecting the spending cuts we’ve secured and fighting for more,” the leadership staffer said.