The Republican-led House passed a budget measure that would effectively eliminate President Barack Obama’s signature health care laws—but that faces near certain defeat in the Senate.
The House voted Friday 230-189 in favor of the budget stopgap intended to avoid a government shutdown. But the bill now moves to the Democratic-led Senate that is largely expected to remove the health care “defund” provision from the bill and send it back for a new House vote, the Associated Press reports.
The White House has promised to veto the measure in the unlikely case that the bill is passed by the Senate as is.
The House bill is the latest political maneuver in the showdown over a potential government shutdown that would occur when the budget year ends on Sept. 30.