The Republican-controlled House voted 230-189 to continue funding the government but included provisions to eliminate funding for the new health care law.
That sets up a showdown with the Democrat-controlled Senate and raises the prospect of a government shutdown after current funding measures expire Sept. 30.
Reps. Lee Terry, Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith, all Nebraska Republicans, supported the legislation. So did Reps. Steve King and Tom Latham, both Iowa Republicans.
Rep. Bruce Braley, a Democrat running for Iowa's open Senate seat, voted against it.
Advocates, including tea party-aligned advocacy groups, insisted that the looming deadline to approve a new government funding bill was the best leverage over Democrats since Republicans took over in 2011. The current authorization for federal spending runs out on Sept. 30, the end of the federal fiscal year. The bill approved by the House and sent to the Senate keeps the government open until Dec. 15.
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