Senate Rejects House GOP Conditions on Stopgap Spending Bill

Congress Meets As Government Shutdown Looms
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WASHINGTON -- The Democratic-led Senate has rejected conditions that House Republicans attached to a temporary spending bill.

On the brink of a government shutdown, the Senate voted 54-46 on Monday to strip a one-year delay in President Barack Obama's health care law from the bill that would keep the government operating. The Senate also stripped a provision that would have eliminated the tax on medical devices.

House Republicans had added the provisions early Sunday morning in their campaign to undo Obama's signature domestic program.

The vote came less than 10 hours before a possible shutdown and with no compromise in sight. Democrats -- and a few Republicans -- are pressing for the House to approve a straightforward spending bill with no conditions.

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congress is right why should some people be exempt from obamalaw and not others all people should be equal why exempt union workers & gov workers and not the general public us little peeons cant carry the load. maybe he (tyhe pres) should give back some of his money that he put in his personal acct & kids accts Also repay the 16 mil fees from their vacations. Some of his 400 friends should pay us back also all of the above would help the budget. not a lot but its a start

October 01 2013 at 9:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Democrats don't want compromise. They want a dictatorship.

September 30 2013 at 10:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Obama is the problem. He is the worst ever. Reid calls people names but when a Republican does watch out. The Democrats are wrecking this country they all must go.

September 30 2013 at 4:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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And you wonder why they call republicans dumb.

September 30 2013 at 5:52 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Blame Reid and Obama for not trying to work this out. The two of them together can not add 2 + 2. Obama does not have a clue how to be President

September 30 2013 at 4:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Blame Reid and the Democrats for any shut down.

September 30 2013 at 4:01 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply