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Published: Sunday, 9/29/2013

U.S. Senate ready to reject House delay in Obamacare as fed shutdown deadline edges ever closer

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Sprinklers water the lawn outside the U.S. Capitol late Saturday night in Washington.
Sprinklers water the lawn outside the U.S. Capitol late Saturday night in Washington.
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WASHINGTON — The White House and congressional Democrats say House approval of a delay in President Barack Obama’s health care law does nothing but push the government closer to a partial shutdown in less than 48 hours.

The Republican-run House voted 231-192 early today to delay Obamacare for a year while also providing funds so federal offices won’t have to close Tuesday morning.

Democrats oppose the health care delay and another provision: A repeal of a medical device tax that helps finance the 2010 health care overhaul.

With the political stakes mounting with each tick of the clock, the White House says Obama will veto the measure if it reaches his desk.

It’s doubtful it will get that far — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says it will die in his chamber.


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