House Speaker John Boehner told Republicans Thursday night he would seek a short-term spending measure to keep the government open once the fiscal year begins Oct. 1--but many conservatives want defunding the 2010 health care law to be included.
Republicans are split over whether to stop the funding and risk a shutdown. No leadership decisions have been made about the funding.
Conservatives are watching closely. "Republicans in Congress promised to do everything possible to stop Obamacare and if they chicken out on this one last chance to block it, millions of conservatives will remember how they were betrayed by politicians who said one thing at home but did the opposite in Washington," said Brent Bozell, chairman of ForAmerica, a conservative group.
"If we are going stop Obamacare it must be done now and the only option left is to pass a Continuing Resolution that funds everything but Obamacare."
According to someone familiar with the Boehner call, here's a summary of what was said: