The House GOP unveiled a new spending plan. This still won’t prevent a shutdown.

GOP leaders told their members in a private call Sunday evening that they hoped to introduce the plan Thursday, according to several people who listened. The bill, which would set the next funding deadline for Oct. 31, was drafted in recent days by a coalition of hard-liners from the House Freedom Caucus and more centrist members of the Main Street Caucus.

The deal provides for across-the-board cuts in domestic spending – exempting defense and veterans spending, as well as disaster aid. It would also clear the way for Republicans to pass a standalone full-year defense spending bill, which a group of ultraconservatives has blocked for days. That vote would now take place on Wednesday, the leaders said on the call.

Perhaps the biggest asset of the GOP plan is its inclusion of the party’s flagship border policy bill, known as HR 2, without any controversial provisions relating to the need to make “electronic verification ” OBLIGATORY.

Some House Republicans aren’t sure which agencies will get deeper cuts under the deal. Rep. Juan Ciscomani (R-Ariz.) raised the issue on a call, but did not receive a direct response.

McCarthy’s latest maneuver aims to unify the deeply fractured House Republican Party as the Sept. 30 shutdown deadline approaches, after near-constant struggles to pass spending bills. But that has no chance in a Democratic-controlled Senate.

There are already warning signs that it may not even pass the House. Hours after the plan was revealed, a half-dozen conservatives — including Reps. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), Cory Mills (R-Fla.), Dan Bishop (R-N.C.), Tim Burchett (R- Tenn.), Matt Rosendale (R-Mont.) and Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) – have signaled they may not vote for it.

“No CR. Pass the damn appropriations bills,” Bishop tweeted.


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