This is a message sent Oct. 3 by Teri Adams of the Independence Hall Tea Party Association.
Dear Members and Friends,
There have been ‘mainstream’ media reports that many of our Region’s Republican Congressmen are willing to caucus with House Democrats to end the government shutdown by passing a clean Continuing Resolution bill–thereby throwing in the towel.
It appears that only a few of them, led by Congressman Charlie Dent, are willing to do so.
(The tri-state region is represented by PA Republican Congressmen Lou Barletta, Charlie Dent, Mike Fitzpatrick, Jim Gerlach, Pat Meehan, Joe Pitts, Scott Perry and NJ Congressmen Leonard Lance, Frank LoBiondo, Jon Runyan, and Chris Smith.)
We have good reason to believe that most of them, despite how they might personally feel, will remain loyal to the House Republican Caucus and see the CR process through to its logical conclusion.
However, in the very near future, the Continuing Resolution phase will have to give way to
the Debt Ceiling negotiations.
As Senator Pat Toomey and others have advised us, it is during this phase that House Republicans will have the upper hand–we should win some important concessions on
ObamaCare and other government fiscal issues.