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President Barack Obama said Tuesday he is open to a short-term, clean bill to fund the government – one that does not include defunding or delaying Obamacare. But it remains unclear if congressional Democrats are with him, and one reason may be they are wary of another bait and switch.
"We negotiated and compromised weeks ago when we agreed to a $70 billion cut, and they didn't agree to, or they wouldn't go along with their end of the deal, which was to keep the government open," said Senator Bob Casey, D-Pennsylvania, member of the Senate Finance Committee.
By CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper
In a letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel obtained by CNN, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, shares the news that Fisher House Foundation has stepped in and offered an advance grant to families of the fallen during the government shutdown, “to ensure there is no funding gap during the most difficult of times, with the understanding that reimbursements would be made at an appropriate time.”