20 September, 2013

CNN Breaking News

The Republican-led House today passed a short-term spending plan that would eliminate all funding for Obamacare, setting off a showdown with the Democratic-led Senate that could result in a government shutdown in less than two weeks.

President Barack Obama and Democrats reject any effort to undermine the 2010 health care reforms known as Obamacare.

The spending measure now goes to the Senate, which is expected to strip the provision defunding Obamacare and then send the plan back to the House.

Without a new spending plan before the current fiscal year ends on September 30, the government would have to begin shutting down because Congress had failed to authorize continued funding for the new fiscal year that begins October 1.

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