The House on Friday passed legislation that defunds ObamaCare but would keep the government running through mid-December.
Passage of the bill sets up a showdown with the Senate, and moves the two sides closer to a possible government shutdown on Oct. 1.
The ObamaCare language is expected to be stripped from the bill in the Senate, setting up a critical week of negotiations next week. House Republicans have cancelled a planned recess to return to Washington Wednesday, and their leaders have warned the House could be in next weekend.
Obama is NOT Happy
They actually did it: The House just passed a resolution that risks a government shutdown to defund Obamacare. #EnoughAlready
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 20, 2013
House Rs proudly rallying behind big principle: making sure fewer Americans have health coverage and those who do get less for their money.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 20, 2013