The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Friday morning preventing a government shutdown. The measure cuts funding for the Affordable Care Act. It's likely to have a hard time in the Senate, and the President has promised a veto if the legislation makes it to his desk.
"The resolution is passed."
As expected, the GOP-controlled House voted in favor of the controversial spending bill. The measure funds government services for three months but takes away money to pay for the new healthcare law.
"Either you don't know what you are doing, or this is one of the most intentional acts of brutality that you have cooked up," said minority leader Nancy Pelosi.
"Let's defund this program now and protect the American public from the economic calamity we know Obama-care will create," said Rep. Eric Cantor, R-VA.
President Obama has promised to veto the bill, but it's unlikely to reach his desk as written. Senate Democrats plan to remove the amendment that cuts money for Obama-care.
Some Senate Republicans are concerned about the economic and political repercussions if no deal is reached by October 1st.
"A shutdown is too much; we don't want a shutdown," said Sen. Mike Lee, R-UT. "We don't need a shutdown. We should avoid a shutdown."
If the government does partially shutdown, museums and national parks could close and thousands of government workers would not be paid.
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