House Advances Spending Bill With ACA Defunding Clause

Law360, Washington (September 19, 2013, 8:24 PM EDT) -- House Republicans on Thursday moved ahead with a spending bill linking the continued funding of the government past the end of the month with defunding of the Affordable Care Act, despite a veto threat from the White House.

In a 230-192 vote almost exclusively along party lines, the House voted to approve the rules governing debate of the continuing resolution, or CR, H.J. Res. 59, a procedural motion allowing for a potential vote on the bill Friday. The legislation provides temporary continued government funding through Dec....
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