The U.S. House passed a short-term spending plan to continue funding government operations through mid-December but withhold funding for Obamacare.
In the never-ending battle over President Obama’s signature health-care law, the GOP fired the opening salvo in what promises to be a contentious 10 days.
If the measure, which would extend government operations by only three months, or an alternative bill is not passed, the government will shut down.
The legislation would fund federal agencies at an annual rate of over $986 billion but would also leave in place automatic spending cuts known as sequestration.
Those are set to take place in January.