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Monday, September 30, 2013

House stands firm

House stands firm

House GOP leadership is discussing several options. | AP Photo

By JAKE SHERMAN & JOHN BRESNAHAN | 09/30/2013 10:03 AM EDT | Updated: 09/30/2013 09:12 PM EDT

The House sent the Senate another bill to keep the government open, and chip away at Obamacare on Monday night.

And, like clockwork, the Senate is expected to reject it, roughly three hours before the government is slated to shut down for the first time since 1996.

The House bill delayed Obamacare's individual mandate and canceled health-insurance subsidies for members of Congress, their staff and the White House.

(POLITICO's full government shutdown coverage)

The vote total was 228-201, with 12 Republicans voting against their party. Nine Democrats voted for the GOP proposal.

This is the third time the House has sent the Senate a bill to fund the government, and the Senate has already rejected the House bill two times. Republicans refuse to back off their demand that Democrats delay or choke of funding for the Affordable Care Act. The White House and Senate Democrats both say that they will not change the health care law as part of the government funding debate.

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