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House Stopgap Funding Bill May Push Senate to Vote on Defunding Affordable Care Act

House lawmakers may pass legislation on September 12 that provides three months of temporary funding for the federal government beginning on October 1, but requires that the Senate first vote on a companion measure that defunds the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) (P.L. 111-148). House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said House GOP lawmakers want to put the Senate on record for its support for the repealing the PPACA. “The House has taken a stand numerous times on its opinion of Obamacare,” Cantor told reporters on September 10.” It’s time for the Senate to stand up and tell their constituents where they stand on this atrocity of a law.”

However, House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md., said GOP lawmakers will not get any help from House Democrats for legislation repealing the health care law, or for passing a stopgap funding bill that incorporates spending levels set by the current budget sequestration. Hoyer said House Republicans leaders do not have the votes within their own party for the spending plan that they floated to members during an early morning party caucus on September 10. Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, also cautioned Republicans against harming the economy by tying a bill to raise the statutory debt ceiling with an effort to defund the PPACA.

By Stephen K. Cooper, CCH News Staff

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January 8, 2016


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