Contact Us

Senate Blocks Effort to Strip Obamacare of Funding

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-led Senate has blocked an effort to strip money from the president’s health care law.

The party-line, 54-44 vote clears the last obstacle to Senate approval of a measures aimed at preventing a government shutdown on Tuesday.

The Republican-run House had included the Obamacare language in its version of the shutdown bill at the insistence of conservatives.

A small group of Senate conservatives tried but failed to stop the Senate from considering the bill. They argued their strategy would have kept Democrats from removing the Obamacare provision.

Still unclear is whether Congress will approve legislation preventing a shutdown by Tuesday.

House GOP leaders have yet to determine how to win enough conservative support to pass a new bill.

ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Best of KTEM

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://ktemnews.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Register on KTEM NewsRadio 14 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a member? Sign up here

Register on KTEM NewsRadio 14 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KTEM Intelligence Network contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.