Some In House GOP Want To Use Shutdown To 'Defund' Obamacare
By: Tamara Keith
July 30, 2013
Dozens of conservative Republican House members and senators are pushing their leaders to use the threat of a government shutdown on Oct. 1 as a way to "defund" Obamacare. They argue that it's their last chance to stop the law before major portions take effect. It has opened up a serious rift in the party, as more moderate Republicans worry that if Congress fails to pass a spending bill by Sept. 30, Republicans — and not President Obama — will be blamed.
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