Republicans have used the shutdown as a way to pass legislation that will not be part of their legislative agenda.
And that’s a mistake.
House Speaker John Boehner is hoping to take advantage of that fact to get the GOP legislation passed.
But the shutdown is not only an obstacle to that agenda, it’s also a roadblock for Boehner and the Republicans in Congress.
While there are still more than 1,000 House Democrats who will be out of office, they are in a much better position than they were last year to pass major legislation that could help Americans who were impacted by the shutdown.
Boehner has a strong, bipartisan relationship with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and McConnell has shown his willingness to work with Boehner and Republicans to pass big legislative bills.
The Republican leadership also has a good relationship with the Trump administration.
Bohner is the only speaker in Congress who has not yet taken a single action to defund Obamacare.
But Republicans are not interested in having a single vote for Obamacare repeal.
They want to see votes on three or four different bills.
But Republicans are using the shutdown, and the lack of money in the appropriations process, to pass some of those bills.
The most notable bill passed by the House is a measure that would prevent the federal government from withholding payments to states that have taken steps to comply with the Affordable Care Act.
The legislation is known as the “HHS-Coverage Restoration Act.”
It would also allow states to take away Medicaid funding and give it to private insurance plans.
This legislation is a key component of the GOP’s effort to undermine Obamacare.
In the meantime, it is not part and parcel of the party’s agenda.
But it’s an issue that could be dealt with in the House, and Republicans are planning to use the shutdown and the threat of a government shutdown to make sure the GOP agenda gets through.
“The House leadership will continue to work to bring the full complement of measures that we have to the floor,” said Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas), a member of the Republican Study Committee, which is the chamber’s conservative wing.
But House Speaker Paul Ryan (R.-Wis.) has made clear that he does not plan to pass any of the Republicans’ legislation, and he has also said that he is not interested.
Ryan has been in a power struggle with the leadership of his own party for months.
Ryan has called for an end to the government shutdown, saying that he and his party have lost the fight against Obamacare.
The shutdown has made that fight harder, however, because Republicans cannot pass anything in the short term.
Ryan is expected to take a more aggressive stance on this issue next week, when the House will be in session for the entire month of August.
Ryan and other House Republicans have said that they want to pass a bill that would give the federal treasury the power to withhold payments to the states that haven’t fully complied with the law.
The House GOP has said that it wants to pass the bill with the full House.
But that’s not on the table right now.
Ryan wants to use that power to shut down the government and force a shutdown that would require the full Senate to override any vetoes that Democrats might try to make.
Ryan told a conservative radio host this week that he wants to see an amendment that would force a partial shutdown, but it’s unclear what kind of compromise Ryan is willing to put up with.
Ryan said this week on The Kelly File that he doesn’t want a partial government shutdown because he wants people to have access to health care.
But he also said the government needs to stay open.
Ryan could also use the threat that the shutdown would force him to pass other legislation to pressure Democrats to vote against any of his legislation.
If the shutdown lasts for six months, the House could pass an extension of the federal debt limit to fund the government.
This would force Republicans to vote to reopen the government, but that could happen only when the debt limit is not increased.
Ryan was asked in an interview on ABC News whether he would support an extension if Democrats voted against it.
Ryan, however , said that would be a “terrible idea.”
He said that Democrats should “go back to the drawing board” and look at their own priorities and then make a decision.
“We’re not going to raise the debt ceiling unless there is some kind of agreement that will allow us to pass something,” he said.
Ryan also told ABC News that he had not made up his mind on whether he was going to vote for the House Democrats’ proposal to use their power to block funding for the Department of Homeland Security.
Ryan did not mention that the Democrats’ bill, called the Secure Fence Act, would use the power of the purse to block DHS funding.
It would essentially use the same tactics Republicans have been using to block all but one other piece of legislation over the last two weeks.
It’s unclear if Ryan