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

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Posted: Sep 29, 2013 12:25 AM
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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