Government Shutdown: The Senate Rejected the Republican Proposal to delay by one year implementation of ‘Obamacare’
The U.S. Senate, controlled by Democrats, rejected on Monday a proposal by Republicans to delay the extension of social security assistance, known as ‘Obamacare’, in exchange for temporary financing to the Federal Government and avoid what which is known as Government Shutdown.
The changes proposed in the House of Representatives – Republican majority – have been rejected by the Senate with 54 votes against and 46 in favor.
The Democrats have been lying a proposal to delay by one year registration of new policyholders and avoid medical equipment charges.
If before midnight on Monday not approved a law allowing spending to bridge the gap for the new fiscal year, government agencies and programs deemed nonessential will close its doors for the first time in 17 years.
The ball is now in the court of the House, whose president, John Boehner, has hinted that there will be changes. “The House has done its job,” he warned.
The leader of the Democratic majority in the Senate, Harry Reid, has called on Twitter to Republicans to support the latest Democratic proposal and urged Boehner to take a “responsible decision“.