House approves one-year 'Obamacare' delay in spending bill

WASHINGTON Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:26am EDT

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) (C) walks into the offices of Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (not pictured) during a rare late-night Saturday session at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, September 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) (C) walks into the offices of Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (not pictured) during a rare late-night Saturday session at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, September 28, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives on Sunday, ignoring a White House veto threat, approved a one-year delay in funding major provisions of President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law as part of a government funding bill.

Republicans attached the amendment to a bill that is needed to keep federal agencies operating beyond September 30 when a new fiscal year begins.

The move brought the U.S. government closer to shutting down on Tuesday amid deep divisions between Republicans and Democrats.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Paul Simao)

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mb56 wrote:
Less than 6 months ago the CBO reiterated their conclusions that repealing Obamacare would INCREASE the defict by $109B over the next 10 years in a letter to Congressman Ryan. House Republicans cannot claim ignorance of this fact. By linking budget and debt ceiling negotiations to the repeal or delay of an item that is actually fiscally positive, they have crossed the line into being blackmailers and extortionists. The facts are simple… there is no sound fiscal argument for repealing the ACA and the MAJORITY of Americans want to see it enacted – if they didn’t the man who promised to repeal it his first day in office (Romney) would be in office instead of Obama. Conservatives need to get the H out of the way and stop extorting America.

Sep 28, 2013 12:41am EDT  --  Report as abuse
libertadormg wrote:
The Tea Party children got hold of a box of matches and are now going to burn the economy down. My simple minded congressman Blake Farenthold R-Tx never represents the people of his South Texas district, he is the stooge in Duckie Pajamas in the tank for Big Oil. http://tinyurl.com/kjadnel Landowners like myself are relegated to no representation at all, nor are the middle class. There are some terrible idiots in Congress and mine is the worst.

Sep 28, 2013 12:54am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Speaker2 wrote:
All I can say is vote against all Republican and tea bag nuts in 2014. Send them packing.

Sep 28, 2013 12:56am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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