U.S. House approves medical care device tax repeal

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:09am EDT

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WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives early on Sunday moved the government closer to a shutdown by rejecting the Democratic-led Senate's supposed final offer for funding federal agencies beyond Monday.

In a mostly partisan vote, the House defied a White House veto threat and added to a Senate-passed spending bill a provision repealing a medical device tax intended to help fund President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law.

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