Pelosi says House won't pass funding bill blocking vaccine mandates: 'Not going to go for their anti-vaxxing'

We’re not going to go for their anti-vaxxing. So if you think that’s how we’re going to keep government open, vergeet dit,” Pelosi, D-Kalifornië., aan verslaggewers gesê.

How do they explain to the public that they’re shutting down government because they don’t want people to get vaccinated?” Pelosi also said. “This is so silly.

A few Republican senators, including Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Steve Daines, R-Mont., say they’ll use procedural tools to slow consideration of a continuing resolution to temporarily fund government operations if it doesn’t include a provision blocking enforcement of vaccine mandates from the Biden administration.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Kalifornië., conducts a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center to introduce members of the select committee to investigate the January 6th attack on the Capitol on Thursday, Julie 1, 2021. Pelosi appeared to say Thursday House Democrats won't pass a continuing resolution that blocks vaccine mandate funding. (Foto Deur Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Kalifornië., conducts a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center to introduce members of the select committee to investigate the January 6th attack on the Capitol on Thursday, Julie 1, 2021. Pelosi appeared to say Thursday House Democrats won’t pass a continuing resolution that blocks vaccine mandate funding. (Foto Deur Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) (Tom Williams / CQ-roll call, Inc via Getty Images)

CONGRESS BARRELLS TOWARD GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN AS HANDFUL OF GOP SENATORS HOLD OUT OVER VACCINE MANDATES

The House is expected to act on the bill Thursday, which would leave little more than 24 hours for the Senate to usher the legislation through and avert a shutdown. But if Lee, Daines and other Republicans refuse to grant unanimous consent for the Senate to circumvent its regular order, they can delay the passage of the bill potentially until the middle of next week.

The vaccine mandate is going to shut down our businesses,” Sy. Steve Daines, R-Mont., told FOX Business Wednesday. “If it was a choice between shutting down the government for a couple of days versus shutting down businesses, better off to shut down the government.

Republicans want an opportunity to vote to strike down the mandate, and Democrats won’t allow it. If the government shuts down its on them,” a spokesperson for Daines added Thursday.

Sy. Steve Daines, R-Mont., speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing Wednesday, Feb.. 24, 2021. A Daines spokesperson says Democrats will be to blame if the government shuts down.  (Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP)

Sy. Steve Daines, R-Mont., speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing Wednesday, Feb.. 24, 2021. A Daines spokesperson says Democrats will be to blame if the government shuts down. (Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP)

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