18 September 2013, 18:59

GOP mobilizing on Capitol Hill as if to shut down government

Two Tea Party standbys on Capitol Hill: Republican Senator from Alabama Jeff Sessions (front) and Republican Senator from Texas Ted Cruz (back), seen here in July, 2013.

Two Tea Party standbys on Capitol Hill: Republican Senator from Alabama Jeff Sessions (front) and Republican Senator from Texas Ted Cruz (back), seen here in July, 2013.

Two Tea Party standbys on Capitol Hill: Republican Senator from Alabama Jeff Sessions (front) and Republican Senator from Texas Ted Cruz (back), seen here in July, 2013.

By Rob Sachs

WASHINGTON (VOR)— The threat of a government shutdown inched closer this week as Tea Party Republicans moved toward a showdown which pits funding the Affordable Care Act against raising the debt ceiling.

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday set in motion a plan that is expected to avert a federal government shutdown on October 1, but instigate another battle over President Barack Obama's healthcare program.

To talk about the stakes and the options, VOR’s Rob Sachs joined George Landrith, president of the conservative Frontiers of Freedom.

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