Senate to Vote on House Budget Defunding Obamacare

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Barack Obama signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act at the White House. March 23, 2010 (Pete Souza/Wikimedia Commons)

The Senate has taken up a House funding plan that would defund Obamacare. And it's no surprise that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) isn’t too thrilled with plan.

“The ransom demanded by House Republicans in exchange for keeping the government open is unworkable and unrealistic,” Reid said in remarks on the Senate floor on Monday.

The Senate is set to vote on the proposal tomorrow. Congress must authorize new government spending by October 1—less than a week away—or risk another partial government shutdown.

Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich explains the political machinations happening in the Senate.


Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Tyler Adams


T.J. Raphael

Comments [1]


I am just guessing that John Hockenberry reading from the op-ed pages of the Wall Street Journal is NOT going to become a regular feature of the Wall Street Journal.

Naturally, I'll look forward to another installment from the Journal's editorial page on The Takeaway the next time that John Hockenberry can find the Journal criticizing Republicans.

Sep. 24 2013 11:11 AM

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