Yesterday TAPPED predicted that this would happen. House Republicans scrapped ANWR from their current budget bill
This may sound like a good thing, but it is not. The reason this was scrapped was because it already passed the Senate version. Being in the Senate version, it will be relatively easy for the Conference Committee that reconciles the House and Senate Bills to put it back in the final version. But in the meantime this has allowed some more moderate Republicans to get cover for voting for a “budget balancing bill” that doesn’t balance the budget, cuts MediCare, and allows tax cuts.
I really hate Conference Committees. I do think the parliamentary nature of the current party is convincing more and more Congressmen that it’s just another legislative trick, and not an objective way to reconcile two bills. If the minority party has no say in the Conference Committee, then they will pretty soon stop supporting it.