President Obama on Thursday promised he would veto the government funding bill from House Republicans that would defund his healthcare law, raising the stakes in the fight over a government shutdown.
The White House noted the House bill would end all funding for ObamaCare and accused Republicans of pursuing a "narrow ideological agenda."
"The Administration strongly opposes House passage of H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014 and for other purposes, because it advances a narrow ideological agenda that threatens our economy and the interests of the middle class.