Congressional Democrats are considering a procedural trick that could allow them to end the government shutdown. The move would allow them to force a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives by essentially hijacking a Republican bill and inserting the language of a continuing resolution to fund the government.
The move would require 218 signatures on a petition calling for a vote, which U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI) believes Democrats should be able to get. “Last time I looked, it was 21 Republicans who said they would vote for it. Unless they’re not telling the truth back home, we have an opportunity to pass it.”
AUDIO: Rep. Mark Pocan (:29)
Pocan believes all it will take to end the shutdown is to get a vote in the House on a clean continuing resolution. He says “what we need are the adults, especially in the Republican Party, to stand up to the Tea Party and move something forward.”