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House Votes To Block Funds For Health Overhaul Law

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

The House has voted to block money to implement President Barack Obama's health care law, a victory for Republicans trying to derail the program.

Lawmakers voted to deny the money by a near party-line vote of
239-187.

Republicans say the health care overhaul, enacted last year, was an overstepping of power by Washington and would hurt the economy.
Democrats say by preventing government agencies from carrying out
the law, Republicans would harm families and help the insurance
industry.

The provision was made part of GOP bill cutting federal spending
this year.

In other action, the House voted to block the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases that scientists say cause global warming. The restriction is opposed by the Obama administration, which is using its regulatory powers to curb
greenhouse gases after global warming legislation collapsed last
year.

It also voted to block federal aid for Planned Parenthood and, separately, to let the Pentagon continue using taxpayer dollars to
sponsor NASCAR race teams.


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