House Republican leadership detailed the government funding bill the chamber plans to vote on Saturday.
In a statement, House Speaker John Boehner (OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA) and Republican Conference Party Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA) explained that the House planned to vote on a continuing resolution bill that includes a one-year full delay of Obamacare and repeal of the medical device tax. The CR package also aims to ensure that continues to fund U.S. military personnel “no matter what.”
“The American people don’t want a government shut down and they don’t want ObamaCare,” the four leaders said in a statement released Saturday. “That’s why later today, the House will vote on two amendments to the Senate-passed continuing resolution that will keep the government open and stop as much of the president’s health care law as possible.
“The first amendment delays the president’s health care law by one year. And the second permanently repeals ObamaCare’s medical device tax that is sending jobs overseas.
“Both of these amendments will change the date of the Senate CR to December 15th. We will also vote on a measure that ensures our troops get paid, no matter what.
“We will do our job and send this bill over, and then it’s up to the Senate to pass it and stop a government shutdown.”