House Republicans nix temporary spending bill

09/12/2013 | · Politico (Washington, D.C.)

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Republican leaders in the House have withdrawn a measure that would have temporarily extended funding for the federal government after conservative lawmakers sought to spur fresh debate over the Affordable Care Act. Right-wingers in Congress, and some conservative pressure groups, want to use the threat of defunding the government to force the White House to backtrack on health care reform. "We don't want any parliamentary tricks. Just have a vote and send a bill to the Senate that defunds Obamacare," said Dean Clancy of FreedomWorks.

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