The House passed legislation Friday extending the continuing resolution (CR) to fund the government through mid-December. The measure also defunds the Affordable Care Act (ACA), but the Senate will likely strip that provision and only vote on the CR itself. There is no word as to what will happen once the House receives the Senate’s revised legislation. The current CR expires next Monday, Sept. 30.
Last week the Republican Study Committee, which is a group of House Republicans working to advance a conservative social and economic agenda, released their alternative to the ACA, the American Health Care Reform Act, which would repeal the current health care law and replace it with “market based solutions.”