Next House GOP Shutdown Demand: One-Year Obamacare Delay

Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA) will introduce an amendment that delays Obamacare for one year to the government spending bill coming back to the House, his office confirmed to TPM.

The plan was first reported by Chris Moody of Yahoo! News. Graves introduced the original House spending bill.

It could be the next volley as the bill bounces between the House and Senate. The Senate stripped the defund Obamacare language that the House had included and then approved the rest of the bill Friday.

After the vote, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) preemptively shot down any new Obamacare proposals that the House might add to the spending bill.

“They need to accept what we just passed,” Reid told reporters. “Let’s be absolutely clear: We are going to accept nothing that relates to Obamacare. There’s a time and place for everything, and this is not that time or place.”

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