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Senate advances stopgap spending bill defunding ObamaCare

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The Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to advance House-passed legislation to defund ObamaCare and keep the government open beyond September.

Senators voted 100 to 0 to end debate on a motion to proceed to the House-passed stopgap, which includes language to prioritize debt payments if Congress fails to raise the debt limit this fall. The vote sets the stage for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to offer an amendment to strip the language defunding ObamaCare and prioritizing the debt out of the House measure.

Republicans said they support advancing the legislation because it would defund the controversial healthcare law.

“Invoking cloture on a bill that defunds ObamaCare, doesn’t raise taxes and respects the Budget Control Act, it strikes me as a no-brainer,” Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) told reporters.

Conservative Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) had urged GOP colleagues to block the bill to prevent Reid from scheduling amendments to eliminate the anti-ObamaCare provisions.

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  • Ed Orr

    Of course it is a no brainer and that is why the schitthead harryazzreid will oppose it. This fools actions are treasonous to the entire nation and his actions along with those of B.O seem more like RICO Act violations than anything I have witnessed in many years. He should be arrested and taken out in handcuffs then spend the rest of his miserable life at hard labor then the thought of it would give him a heart attack..oh boo hoo! ALL of congress is going to learn very shortly that to ignore the overwhelming will of the people will be the end of their careers.

    • americanpride

      Thier careeres are in the toilet now ! We the ppl have had enough !

      • Ed Orr

        Time to flush the toilet! Where is Joe the plumber when we need him.

        • americanpride

          lol….but right !

  • sean murry

    Old senlie Ried will oppose it he is like obummer a traitorto the entire nation congress needs to hear from the people he should be arrested along with obummer taken in with handcuffs.

  • Michael Shreve

    The Democrat, liberal, progressive communist controlled Senate, with RINO assistance, WILL ensure that Obamacare is funded. The House MUST ensure that the compromise bill is DEFEATED. In a game of chicken, the chickens always lose.

  • babbott

    McConnell has been lying to the American people by pretending to be opposed to Obamacare, but actually votes for it. He is part of the establishment who needs to be eliminated.

  • Jeff

    Said cloture vote taken, the senate bill will be amended then sent back to the house, where the Republicans will pass a bill funding the ACA, that Obama will sign. And then in a couple months, the Republicans will play the came yet again, and it too will end in the same way, the ACA will be funded despite the self serving antics of people like Cruz.

  • Joanne

    I hope the people have finally had enough, how long do we have to put up with Dingy Harry?