Republican-led House approves Obamacare delay

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Posted: Saturday, September 28, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON — Locked in a deepening struggle with President Barack Obama, the Republican-controlled House approved legislation early today imposing a one-year delay in key parts of the nation's health care law and repealing a tax on medical devices as the price for avoiding a partial government shutdown in a few days' time.

Even before the House voted, Senate Democrats pledged to reject the measure and the White House issued a statement vowing a veto in any event. Republicans are pursuing “a narrow ideological agenda ... and pushing the government towards shutdown,” it said.

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