The GOP's two-pronged bill is designed to avoid the all-out confrontation that conservative advocates want; it permits Obamacare to be funded if the Senate votes down the separate measure to defund it. A House vote is expected as early as Thursday.
"The Administration strongly opposes House passage of H.R. 2775 because the goal of the bill is already being accomplished while the text of the bill would create delays that could cost millions of hard-working middle‑class families the security of affordable health coverage and care they deserve," the White House Office of Management and Budget said in a statement. "It is time for the Congress to stop fighting old political battles and join the President in an agenda focused on providing greater economic opportunity and security for middle class families and all those working to get into the middle-class."
"If the President were presented with H.R. 2775, his senior advisers would recommend that he veto the bill."