So the day before the shutdown republicans passed a House Resolution that says only the House majority leader can bring a bill to the floor for a vote like the clean resolution bill that would probably pass if it were voted on. Now I ask myself why would they do this and the only answer I can come up with is they want this shutdown to go on as long as possible maybe even to the point of default.In its effort to extract concessions from Democrats in exchange for opening the government, the GOP has faced a fundamental strategic obstacle: They don't have the votes. A majority of the members of the House have gone on record saying that if they were given the opportunity to vote, they would support what's known as a "clean" continuing resolution to fund the government.
So House Republican leaders made sure no such vote could happen.
House Republicans Changed The Rules So A Majority Vote Couldn't Stop The Government Shutdown