House To Vote On Government Funding Bill With Obamacare Delay


The House of Representatives plans to vote on a government funding bill that includes a full one-year delay of Obamacare and also repeals the medical device tax, a Republican leadership aide confirmed to TPM on Saturday.

It’s the latest in the legislative ping-pong the Senate and House has been playing while the time before a government shutdown shrinks to just a few days. The House vote comes just a few days before a government shutdown goes into effect and after the Senate passed a continuing resolution bill sent over from the House without a provision that defunded Obamacare.

On Friday, President Barack Obama urged Congress to quickly pass a funding measure to avert a government shutdown. He said that Republican lawmakers’ refusal to quickly pass a government funding measure threatened the country’s credit and also set a perilous precedent for later administrations.