Senate Republicans split over threat to risk government shutdown in bid to kill Obamacare

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Posted: Friday, August 2, 2013 12:00 am

WASHINGTON — Internal fissures are developing among Senate Republicans over whether to risk a government shutdown in pursuit of an aggressive new strategy to kill the new health care law.

Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Deb Fischer of Nebraska were among a dozen GOP senators who penned a letter insisting that they would not support any legislation to keep the government operating this fall unless it also shuts down funding for the Affordable Care Act, which is frequently referred to as Obamacare.

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