Chances of shutdown increase as House OKs anti-Obamacare measures

|By:, SA News Editor

A government shutdown is looking increasingly likely on Tuesday, when the new fiscal year starts, after the Republican-led House approved measures that Democrats oppose and the Obama Administration has said it would veto. The legislation was part of a short-term bill that would provide financing to federal operations.

Representatives voted to delay funding for major parts of Obamacare by a year and to repeal a tax on medical devices that is intended to help finance Obamacare.

Still there was a bit of bipartisan unity - the House unanimously passed a bill that ensures that military personnel would be paid if the government shuts down.

The Senate is due to meet on Monday, when it's likely to reject at least the first two of the House measures.