Six Republicans Defect On Rule Vote To Delay Obamacare

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September 30, 2013 3:29 p.m.

The House took a procedural step at 7:15 p.m. ET toward its next vote on a spending bill with anti-Obamacare provisions.

The House approved 225-204 the bill’s “rule,” which allows the House to skip normal procuedures and bring the latest House GOP continuing resolution proposal to the floor for a vote this evening. Six Republicans voted against the rule with Democrats: Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN), Rep. Paul Broun (GA), Rep. Charlie Dent, Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX), Rep. Pete King (NY), Rep. Steve King (IA). After an hour of debate, the House will vote on the bill, roughly 8:15 p.m. ET.

Pete King claimed he was staging a revolt at the rule vote to block conservative House Republicans, but the measure ultimately passed. 

The latest bill would delay Obamacare’s individual mandate for a year and eliminate subsidies for Congress members and staff.

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