US House passes government spending bill

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Washington, Sept 21: The Republicans-controlled US House of Representatives Friday approved a stopgap spending bill that strips out funding for President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, Xinhua reported.

It would strip all funding for President Obama's health care law, setting up another bitter fiscal showdown just 10 days before much of the federal government is set to run out of money, according to The New York Times.

The legislation was approved on a party line vote of 230-189. The short-term measure, referred to as the continuing resolution, would fund the government through Dec. 15 at current funding levels while prohibiting funding to implement the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly called Obamacare.

The bill will now move to the Senate, where the Democrats would for certain restore the Obamacare funding before sending it back to the House.


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