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House Votes to Defund Obama's Health Care Law

GOP Bill Would Avert Government Shutdown

WI Web Staff | 9/20/2013, 11 a.m.
The U.S. Capitol dome in Washington, D.C.

House Republicans passed a stopgap funding measure Friday that eliminates President Obama's health care law — setting up a showdown next week with the president and Senate Democrats.

The GOP-controlled House voted 230-189 to pass the bill, which has a provision that effectively eliminates the health care law implemented by Obama in 2010.

The vote sets the stage for a confrontation with the Democratic-led Senate, which will almost certainly remove the bill's health care provision.