The Senate rejected the House’s latest spending bill with anti-Obamacare provisions at about 9:15 p.m. ET, leaving Congress less than three hours to avert a government shutdown.
The vote was 54-46 along party lines. The House bill would have delayed Obamacare’s individual mandate for one year and eliminated health insurance subsidies for Congress members and their staff.
The House is expected to vote on another spending bill, the specifics of which are not yet known, before the night ends.