House to vote on budget bill defunding health law
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says House Republicans will pass a budget bill this week that withholds funding for President Barack Obama's health care law.
The effort stands little chance in the Democratic-controlled Senate, setting up a showdown that could push the government toward a partial shutdown at the end of the month. Funding to operate the federal government runs out at the end of September.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the House will also push to delay the health care law for a year as part of a plan to extend the government's ability to borrow. He said debt ceiling talks will include a path forward on tax reform and approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.
For my local member of Congress' take, here is a recent tweet:
Rep. Renee Ellmers @RepReneeEllmers
Real solutions in less than 200 pages of health care reform legislation. #ABetterWay than the #Obamacare #Trainwreck
The new codeword above: 'A Better Way'