Fischer "making a stand" in opposing continuing resolution

Nebraska U.S. Senator Deb Fischer says "maybe something drastic needs to happen" in explaining her support for a Republican effort to defund Obamacare by opposing the upcoming continuing resolution to keep the government operating.

Fischer told reporters in a conference call she "does not want to see the government shut down" even though her opposition to a "CR" could mean delays in social security checks and furloughed employees. Fischer says she told Nebraskans she would make the tough decisions to cut spending and 'sometimes you have to push things a little, you have to make a stand."

Fischer is hoping the lack of a continuing resolution will get Congress to come together and set priorities.

If a continuing resolution is not passed by Congress, it would come down to the White House deciding which operations are "essential" for protecting life or preserving property, and which operations can be shuttered. There have been several funding lapses since the 1980s, including a three-week standoff which stretched from December 1995 into January 1996.

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