Casey goes national to talk govt. shutdown

   September 25, 2013 11:14 am    0

 

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey will join MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall today at 2 p.m. to talk about the need to prevent a government shutdown.

Then Casey, D-Pa., will get more national air time this evening when he appears on CNN’s “Crossfire” at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the same topic.

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey/File photo

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey/File photo

The GOP-controlled House last week passed a bill that would avert a government shutdown, but defund Obamacare - the signature domestic achievement of President Barack Obama’s presidency.

But the Democratic-controlled Senate is expected to keep the health-care law under any bill it would approve. And the president would veto any legislation that would gut the health care overhaul law from 2010.

U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, of Butler, R-3rd Dist., flatly told the Erie Times-News Editorial Board earlier this week: “The government is not going to shut down.”

Kelly voted for the House bill, however.

— John Guerriero

 

 

 

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