House Republicans delay voting on spending bill to avoid government shutdown

House Republican leaders have postponed voting on a bill to fund the government and avoid a partial shutdown due to a health care impasse. Congress

Congress needs to pass a new spending bill by the end of the month.

Congress needs to pass a new spending bill by the end of the month. (9/12/13)

WASHINGTON - House Republican leaders have postponed voting on a bill to fund the government and avoid a partial shutdown due to a health care impasse.

Congress needs to pass a new spending bill by the end of the month or the U.S. will run out of money. Lawmakers must also raise the nation's borrowing limit by this fall, or the government won't be able to pay its bills.

At the center of the political gridlock is Obamacare. Some conservative Republicans want the controversial health care law de-funded, and they're willing to use fiscal fights on Capitol Hill to do it, even risking a shutdown.

Under the law, many low- and middle-income families that don't get health insurance through work will be eligible for subsidies to help buy insurance through state-based exchanges. However, Republicans argue that there aren't enough safeguards to prevent fraud.

Any attempt to block the law in the Republican-controlled House would fail in the Democrat-controlled Senate, and the White House fears that battle will ultimately hurt the economy.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 VIDEO: 2 men rob Bronx deli workers at gunpoint
2 VIDEO: Suspect in Sheridan Avenue murder escorted by police
3 VIDEO: Extended interviews with Pearl Harbor survivors
Police release surveillance video of the person who 4 Police video of fatal shooting suspect
Singer Miley Cyrus, Pope Francis and President Barack 5 TIME reveals 'Person of the Year' finalists

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 The Bronx nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE