Republican-led House approves Obamacare delay
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and fellow conservatives are at another impasse with President Barack Obama and the Democrat-controlled Senate over Obamacare, the president's signature legislative achievement. The House approved legislation late Saturday imposing a one-year delay in key parts of the nation's health care law.
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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Saturday, September 28, 2013 12:00 am.