Senate advances stopgap spending bill
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 3:05 PM
The Senate voted unanimously today to advance House-passed legislation to defund Obamacare and keep the government open beyond September, The Hill reported. Senators voted by a margin of 100 to 0 to end debate on a motion to proceed to the House-passed stopgap, which includes language to prioritize debt payments if Congress fails to raise the debt limit this fall. The vote sets the stage for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to offer an amendment to strip the Obamacare defunding and the debt prioritization language out of the House measure. Republicans said they support advancing the legislation because it would defund the controversial health care law.