Senate Defeats Effort to Cut Off Health Care Funds
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has rejected an effort to cut off funds for President Barack Obama's health care law.
The vote Thursday was 53-47, strictly along party lines. Republicans had pressed for a vote on the resolution as part of the negotiated deal to cut spending struck by Obama and congressional leaders last week.
Moderate Democrats facing tough re-election campaigns next year voted with their party to keep the cash flowing to the law.
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