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Mon September 30, 2013
Oklahoma Congressmen Support Plan to Delay Health Act
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's five members of the U.S. House of Representatives each voted for a resolution to temporarily fund the federal government while delaying implementation of the federal health care act.
Republicans Tom Cole, Frank Lucas, James Lankford, Markwayne Mullin and Jim Bridenstine each voted for the proposal that passed the House on a 231-192 vote late Saturday.
The government is on the verge of a partial shutdown Tuesday and congressional Republicans vowed Sunday to keep using an otherwise routine government funding bill to try to attack what they call "Obamacare".
Democrats oppose the health care delay and a provision to repeal a medical device tax that helps finance the 2010 health care overhaul.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — a Nevada Democrat — says the proposal will die in his chamber.