WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are vowing to pass legislation that would prevent a partial government shutdown and avoid a historic national default while simultaneously canceling out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The bill ushers in a new round of political brinkmanship as critical deadlines approach.
Some Republicans, including Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, appear to concede during the day that the legislation that eventually reaches the White House will leave the health care law in effect.
But a fellow Texas Republican, Sen. Ted Cruz, said it's important to hold fast. He said Democrats appear at present to have the votes to restore funds for the health care law. He adds that, "at that point, House Republicans must stand firm, hold their ground and continue to listen to the American people."
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