Friday, September 20, 2013

GOP-Controlled House Votes To Defund ‘Obamacare,’ Keep Government Funded

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks to members of the press during a news conference on Sept. 12, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — The Republican-controlled House of Representatives have passed a bill that would defund President Barack Obama’s health care law and which funds the federal government through Dec. 15.
The House voted 230-189 in favor to defund “Obamacare” in order to avert a government shutdown. This sets up a confrontation with the Democratic-led Senate that promises to strip the “defund Obamacare” provision from the bill next week.
The White House has stated that Obama would veto the measure in case it reached his desk.
“They actually did it: The House just passed a resolution that risks a government shutdown to defund Obamacare. (hashtag) EnoughAlready,” the president’s Twitter account, run by Organizing for Action, posted.
House Speaker John Boehner called the vote a “victory for common sense.”
“This is hurting our constituents, it’s hurting the American people,” Boehner said.
Before the vote, Nancy Pelosi called the House “a mess.”
“I come to the floor, in many ways, as a mother,” the House minority leader stated. “This place is a mess. Let’s get our House in order.”

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