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