The U.S. House voted to delay the Affordable Care Act and repeal a tax on medical devices as part of a government funding bill.
The White House issued a veto threat on the measure and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the Senate would reject the health care language.
To avoid a government shutdown, Congress must agree to a spending bill before the end of Monday.
Undeterred, House Republicans pressed ahead with their latest attempt to squeeze a concession from the White House in exchange for letting the government open for business normally on Tuesday. “Obamacare is based on a limitless government, bureaucratic arrogance and a disregard of a will of the people,” said Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind.
The bill now goes back to the Senate, which isn’t schedule to meet until Monday afternoon.
Photo: House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, walks to the House Floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. (Molly Riley / AP Photo)