Robert Reich - The Constitution of the United States does not allow a majority of the House of Representatives to repeal the law of the land by de-funding it (and threatening to close the entire government, or default on the nation’s full faith and credit, if the Senate and the President don’t come around).
that were permissible, no law on the books would be safe. A majority of
the House could get rid of unemployment insurance, federal aid to
education, Social Security, Medicare, or any other law they didn’t like
merely by deciding not to fund them.