White House says Obama would veto House Republican budget bill

WASHINGTON Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:34am EDT

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a business roundtable with company CEOs in Washington, September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a business roundtable with company CEOs in Washington, September 18, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama would veto a stop-gap government funding plan from Republicans in the House of Representatives that defunds Obamacare health reforms, the White House said on Thursday.

In a brief statement, the White House Office of Management and Budget said Obama would veto the bill "because it advances a narrow ideological agenda that threatens our economy and the interests of the middle class."

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Vicki Allen)

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