Lance Reportedly Changes Mind On Measure That Could End Government Shutdown

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US_Federal_Government_Shut_Down_2013WASHINGTON, D.C. – The federal government shutdown is now in its eighth day,  and with polls showing that more Americans blame Republicans than the Obama administration, some House Republicans have indicated willingness to support a measure that would end it.

That number no longer includes New Jersey’s Rep. Leonard Lance.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) refuses to allow a vote on a continuing funding measure unless it is paired with a one year delay of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which Democrats in the U.S. Senate object to.

While Lance’s chief of staff told the Huffington Post on Oct. 2 that he “supported clean government funding bills in the past and would not oppose doing so again should one be brought to the floor.”

However, a Lance spokesperson today told the Washington Post he “is opposed to a clean CR at this time and supports Speaker Boehner’s efforts to negotiate.”

According to the Post, 21 Republicans and 200 Democrats support a clean continuing funding resolution, four more than are needed for a majority.

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