House votes to block funds for health overhaul law
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has voted to block money to
implement President Barack Obama's health care law, a victory for
Republicans trying to derail the program.
Lawmakers voted to deny the money by a near party-line vote of
Republicans say the health care overhaul, enacted last year, was
an overstepping of power by Washington and would hurt the economy.
Democrats say by preventing government agencies from carrying out
the law, Republicans would harm families and help the insurance
The provision was made part of GOP bill cutting federal spending
In other action, the House voted to block the Environmental
Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases that scientists
say cause global warming.
The restriction is opposed by the Obama
administration, which is using its regulatory powers to curb
greenhouse gases after global warming legislation collapsed last
It also voted to block federal aid for Planned Parenthood and,
separately, to let the Pentagon continue using taxpayer dollars to
sponsor NASCAR race teams.