Tick, Tick, Tick: Senate Re-Funds ObamaCare; Back to House

It's anybody's guess what happens next ahead of shutdown
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2013 1:00 PM CDT
Tick, Tick, Tick: Senate Re-Funds ObamaCare; Back to House
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks to reporters earlier this week.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Your move, John Boehner. As expected, the Senate today passed a bill that keeps the government running and funds ObamaCare, reports the AP. The vote was 54-44. Now House Republicans must decide whether to accept it—Boehner already has suggested he won't—or run the risk of a government shutdown on Tuesday. One possible scenario is that Republicans accept the resolution, then shift the ObamaCare fight to next month's deadline on raising the debt limit, reports Politico. But given the ever-shifting strategies this week alone in the House, it's near impossible to predict what happens next. (More Congress stories.)

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