House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) on Tuesday hinted that the war supplemental may slip until next week as House Appropriations Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) continues negotiations with the Senate and White House relating to paying for domestic spending items in the bill.
Its not on for this week, and its not off for this week, Hoyer said. Obey is working very, very hard to finalize a bill that the Senate can support and that President Bush will sign.
The Majority Leader said there isnt any doubt that the House could pass a supplemental as early as Wednesday, but that would still leave unresolved issues with the Senate and White House.
We want to pass a supplemental the White House can sign, Hoyer said.