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House votes to defund Obamacare, fund government

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Alexis Levinson
Political Reporter

The House voted Friday to fund the government for the next three months at sequester levels while defunding Obamacare.

The vote passed 230-189, with two Democrats — Utah Rep. Jim Matheson and South Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre — joining the Republican majority in voting for the continuing resolution.

The bill now heads to the Democrat-controlled Senate, where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has declared it will be “dead.”

The Senate is expected to reinsert Obamacare funding and send the bill back to the House.

If the Senate and the House cannot agree on a continuing resolution, the government will shut down when current funding expires on September 30.

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