The "Defund-Obamacare-Continuing-Resolution" Debate/Vote Begins - Live Webcast
The U.S. House is now in one hour of debate and then will vote on a temporary funding bill to keep the federal government running after September 30. The continuing resolution would fund the federal government at current sequester levels of $986.3 billion through December 15 and defund the Affordable Care Act. As CSPAN notes, following Speaker Boehner's proposal (to vote on this CR and whether to raise the debt ceiling next next week), Minority leader Nancy Pelosi issued a statement claiming that the House GOP was "prepared to shut down the government" to block President Obama's signature health law. At a press briefing on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters, "Any House bill that defunds Obamacare is dead." Let the fireworks begin...
(click image for link to live webcast via CSPAN)
Full resolution can be found here (PDF)
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