U.S. House approves medical care device tax repeal

Reuters

WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S.House of Representatives early on Sunday moved the governmentcloser to a shutdown by rejecting the Democratic-led Senate'ssupposed final offer for funding federal agencies beyondMonday.

In a mostly partisan vote, the House defied a White Houseveto threat and added to a Senate-passed spending bill aprovision repealing a medical device tax intended to help fundPresident Barack Obama's landmark healthcare law.

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