Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

House Votes to Cut Funding for Obamacare

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U.S. House Speaker John Boehner
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U.S. House Speaker John Boehner

Congress is nearing a Sept. 30 deadline to pass a spending bill in order to keep the government running. On Friday, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved that legislation, but it included what Democrats call a "poison pill" -- a provision that would defund Obamacare. The Democratic-controlled Senate is expected to reject the plan. We examine the politics of the budget battle. Is the country headed for a government shutdown?

Host: Michael Krasny


  • John Bresnahan, senior congressional reporter for POLITICO
  • Julie Hirschfeld Davis, congressional and politics reporter for Bloomberg News
  • Paul Singer, congress and politics editor for USA Today

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