Breaking: House passes spending bill defunding Obamacare
September 20th, 2013
11:22 AM ET
10 months ago

Breaking: House passes spending bill defunding Obamacare

(CNN) – The Republican-led House on Friday passed a short-term spending plan that would eliminate all funding for Obamacare, setting off a showdown with the Democratic-led Senate that could result in a government shutdown in less than two weeks. The vote was 230-189.


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soundoff (49 Responses)
  1. just asking

    the republicnas have now funded our government minus the train wreck. now let's see if the senate democrats and obama decide to punish the american people by shutting down the governemnt in a tantrum of rage.

    September 20, 2013 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  2. Name carl

    SHAME ON THE REPUBLICANS. The GOP has lost it. And hands off Social Security Republicans

    September 20, 2013 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  3. Data Driven

    Shutdown, Phase One.

    Phase Two? Senate strips the defund-Obamacare provision from the bill and sends it back to the House.

    Phase Three? House doesn't accept the bill without the defund-Obamacare provision. Boom - shutdown.

    Envoi: Republicans have themselves a sad 2014.

    September 20, 2013 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Do we realy want the Republicans to lead the economy over another cliff? I say, no.

    September 20, 2013 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  5. Joy

    Seriously? This seems incredibly selfish!

    September 20, 2013 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  6. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Here we go...

    September 20, 2013 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  7. HenryMiller

    And now we'll get to watch Senate Democrats ignore, once again, the express will of the people of this country and continue to do everything they can, even if it ruins the economy, to continue to impose the rolling disaster of Obamacare on us.

    September 20, 2013 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  8. 1twinsfan

    A complete waste of time.

    September 20, 2013 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  9. jinx9to88

    And people should be shocked that it passed the disfunctional House? Ted cant even get his party in the Senate to go along with it, Dems will get 60 votes easy to kill the the bill.

    September 20, 2013 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  10. jinx9to88

    @ HenryMiller – LMFAO!!!

    The "will of the American people waned background checks on guns (90%)" – But did they will of the American people get it? GOP as so Hypocritical!!! The only districts the GOP are gonna hold onto are the ones they gerrymandered to get elected, they will lose big in 2014. The GOP is finished!!

    September 20, 2013 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  11. Larry in Houston

    same story / different week / or different day / or different month .......
    somebody will fold...I don't know who, at this point in time, but somebody will....
    political posturing, is all this is........& the games will go on.......all on our dime.....
    well, I guess we will most likely have another Democrat in the W.H. for 2016
    But the 2014 mid-terms, it may be a different story........all depends who's got the most $$$$

    September 20, 2013 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  12. Thomas

    Great , now John Boehner can play an afternoon golf game and relax a little .

    September 20, 2013 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  13. The Real Tom Paine

    So, they are voting to defund a law that a conservative court found to be constitutional: what ever happened to using to going back to the Constitution? I guess that document is another convenient excuse for the GOP to deny people access to something they need, namely health insurance.

    September 20, 2013 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  14. jinx9to88

    Funny how the GOP knows they cant defund Obamacare its law. GOP representatives just go through the steps so the crazies on the right keep sending them campaign money. Hey GOP supporters, I have bridge I want to sell you. LMAO.

    September 20, 2013 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  15. RF

    What happened to Cruz's Grass roots groundswell? The Republicans are driving the country off of a cliff and laughing all the way. They forget the country re elected Obama and gave approval to the ACA.

    September 20, 2013 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  16. rs

    just asking

    the republicnas have now funded our government minus the train wreck. now let's see if the senate democrats and obama decide to punish the american people by shutting down the governemnt in a tantrum of rage.
    _________
    More delusion. The GOP tha been threatening not only a government shut down (for months now), but other craziness like impeachment. O.k., here it is- your brilliant party has snatched a hostage- the U.S. economy. They want to further hurt the poor, drive up health care costs and throw 40 million Americans out of the health care system, and drive up the debt and deficit if they don't get their way. Either way, those actions MAKE NO SENSE. The ACA is settled law, and it doesn't matter how many lies you tell about it.

    Do what you need to do. The GOP's final act of suicide begins today. We ain't going with you.

    September 20, 2013 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  17. Wake up People!

    Thank you jinx9to88!!!

    September 20, 2013 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  18. What Now

    Again? It's like watching kids on a school yard...alot of blustering and no real action. What's really sad is when I ask people what they don't like about Obamacare, the answer they give is almost always a myth. They don't like it, but they don't actually know how it benefits their lives. Frankly, I'm tired of having my insurance premiums go up to cover those who don't have insurance.

    September 20, 2013 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  19. Wake up People!

    I keep saying President Obama should speak out in favor of breathing, then let the chips fall where they may.

    September 20, 2013 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  20. Vince

    What an unproductive use of time.

    September 20, 2013 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  21. NEVER to VOTE REPUBLICAN again

    The GOP are just a bunch of bought off hateful group!

    September 20, 2013 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  22. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    It is essential that we vote all these GOP do noting, ideological traitors out of office!

    September 20, 2013 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  23. Rudy NYC

    just asking

    the republicnas have now funded our government minus the train wreck.
    -------------------–
    House Republicans have not funded the government. The ACA is the law of the land, not a form of discretionary spending. They have to fund the law. What they have done is most likely in violation of the US Constitution.

    Besides, what they're doing won't stop it, anyway. The law is considered "critical" because it pertains to health care for potential life threatening conditions. The only way to stop the ACA is to repeal the law, which isn't going to happen prior to 2017.

    September 20, 2013 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    There's a name for doing something that is a useless, futile act done for no other reason than the fleeting self-gratification of it.

    September 20, 2013 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    HenryMiller

    And now we'll get to watch Senate Democrats ignore, once again, the express will of the people of this country and continue to do everything they can, even if it ruins the economy, to continue to impose the rolling disaster of Obamacare on us.

    Approximately 20% of the population wants to repeal Obamacare. Repeal and defunding is NOT the will of the people. Please get out of your right wing bubble.

    September 20, 2013 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
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