Sunday show roundup: Shutdown showdown at critical point

Hours after House Republicans passed a stopgap spending measure that would delay Obamacare for a year, Democratic and Republican lawmakers appearing on the Sunday morning news shows focused their energy on trying to convince the other side to budge.

But there was no evidence anyone was willing to move, with less than 48 hours until a government shutdown will be triggered if Congress doesn't pass a continuing resolution.

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said that if the Senate rejects the House bill (as it is expected to do so Monday), the House will once again try to change the health-care law in a new bill. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he expects a shutdown to happen.

Read about it all and more over on Post Politics:

Sen. Dick Durbin expecting government shutdown

Rand Paul calls for conference committee

Bill Clinton: ‘Way too many caucuses’ in presidential nominating process

Ted Cruz calls for Senate to return immediately

Bill Clinton: Obama right not to negotiate on debt ceiling

McCarthy: House would take aim at Obamacare again if Senate rejects spending bill

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.

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