House Moving to Vote to Defund Obamacare

Government shutdown possible


House Republican leaders announced Wednesday morning that they would take a risky double-barreled attack on President Obama's health care law, making it the cornerstone fight over government funding due to expire Sept. 30 and the effort to lift the Treasury's borrowing authority.

Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), flanked by his leadership team, told reporters that the stopgap government funding bill that they will advance Friday would yield to conservative demands of including a rider to block funding for the law commonly known as Obamacare.