Democrats Still Struggling With Supplemental

Posted June 10, 2008 at 11:17am

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.

“It’s not on for this week, and it’s 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 isn’t “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.