House approves one-year 'Obamacare' delay in spending bill

U.S. House Majority Leader Cantor walks into the offices of Speaker Boehner during a rare late-night Saturday session at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

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U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) (C) walks into the offices of Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) …

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives on Sunday, ignoring a White House veto threat, approved a one-year delay in funding major provisions of President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law as part of a government funding bill.

Republicans attached the amendment to a bill that is needed to keep federal agencies operating beyond September 30 when a new fiscal year begins.

The move brought the U.S. government closer to shutting down on Tuesday amid deep divisions between Republicans and Democrats.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Paul Simao)

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