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GOP Stopgap Spending Plan to Be Delayed

12:20 PM, Sep 11, 2013   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Continuing opposition from conservatives is forcing House GOP leaders to delay a vote on a temporary spending bill required to prevent a government shutdown next month.

The conservatives are unhappy with a plan by GOP leaders that advances the measure through the House, coupled with a provision to derail implementation of the new health care law. That plan also would have allowed the Democratic-controlled Senate to send it on to the White House shorn of the "defund 'Obamacare'" provision so long as a vote was taken on the issue.

The protests by conservatives have thus far left House leaders short of the votes required to pass the measure and forced a delay of a vote slated for Thursday.

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