Battle continues over budget

Battle continues over budget

Senate passes measure to keep government running without stripping funding of Obamacare. Steve Handelsman tells us the Tea Party and some Republicans are not happy.
Senate passes measure to keep government running without stripping funding of Obamacare.  Steve Handelsman tells us the Tea Party and some Republicans are not happy.

The fate of a possible government shutdown now rests with the House of Representatives after the Senate voted Friday to send the GOP-dominated chamber a simple extension of government spending through mid-November.

After a week of bluster in the upper chamber which saw conservatives try to demand that spending for "Obamacare" be eradicated as a condition of avoiding a government shutdown, senators voted on a bipartisan basis to reject that ploy, and bring debate to a close.

The end result was that Democrats in the Senate were able to strip a provision to defund Obamacare from legislation to fund the government, which was passed a week earlier by the Republican-controlled House.

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