I mean, isn't that business as usual for Congress?
I suppose in the past we didn't have the Tea Party extremists who don't view compromise as a valid part of the law-creation process.
Anyway, moving on, it looks like the House had a choice of whether to drag this into the argument about the debt ceiling or the national budget and decided to attach it to the budget instead. (My impression is that Boehner would have rather attached it to the debt ceiling debate.)
And that exhausts my knowledge of this issue. I'll finish my last few assignments here and then go home and wait and see what happens.