5:15pm

Fri September 27, 2013
Politics

Senate OKs Stopgap Spending Bill, Leaving Obamacare Intact

Originally published on Fri September 27, 2013 5:17 pm

Tea Party-backed Republican senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee failed to block the Senate from removing language defunding Obamacare from a stopgap spending bill. Democrats proceeded to replace the House spending bill that took away money for Obamacare with their own version that funds the government through Nov. 15, but leaves the Affordable Care Act alone. A federal government shutdown starts Tuesday if both chambers don't agree on a spending plan by then.