Senate Kills Amended House Spending Resolution
As expected, the Senate voted 54-46 on party lines to table a House spending resolution that was amended over the weekend. That plan would delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act for one year, and repeal a medical device tax designed to partially fund the sweeping new health care law.
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has said that any spending bill that delays or defunds Obamacare is will not be passed in the Senate.
House Republicans may advance a bill that would delay the individual mandate and remove health insurance subsidies for members of Congress and the president. The bill would be part of a broader spending bill that the Senate would have to pass in order to take effect.