Obama veto would lead to shutdown: Cantor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The government would be forced to shut down if President Barack Obama follows through on a promise to veto a Republican-backed stopgap spending bill, House of Representatives Republican Leader Eric Cantor said on Thursday.

“I’ve just been informed that President Obama has threatened to veto the only bill before us to keep the government functioning ahead of tomorrow’s deadline,” Cantor said in a prepared statement. “If the President vetoes this bill and shuts the government down, our men and women in uniform serving in Afghanistan, Iraq, and around the world will not be paid. … I urge the President revisit his decision and work with us.””

Obama veto would lead to shutdown: Cantor