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House conditions on spending rejected by Senate

Shutdown of federal government looming

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The Democratic-led Senate has rejected conditions that House Republicans attached to a temporary spending bill. On the brink of a government shutdown, the Senate voted 54-46 on Monday to strip a one-year delay in President Barack Obama's health care law from the bill that would keep the government operating. The Senate also stripped a provision that would have eliminated the tax on medical devices. House Republicans had added the provisions early Sunday morning in their ...

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