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Collins urges Senate to 'stand up to Reid' as House votes to derail Obamacare, fund government

By Ken Stanford Staff
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U.S. Rep. Doug Collins
WASHINGTON - With House passage Friday on a bill to keep the federal government running while blocking President Obama's health care law, Congressman Doug Collins of Gainesville called on the Senate to "stand up to (Senate Majority Leader Harry) Reid and pass this (measure)."

“Today the House worked the will of the people who sent us to Washington stop this train wreck," the freshman Republican said. "Obamacare is such a burden on the American people that today’s vote should have been unanimous. Now, the Senate must act. Now, every United States Senator who listens to his or her constituents should stand up to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and pass this (measure).”

The 230 -189 vote sets the stage for a confrontation with the Democratic-led Senate. The Senate promises to strip the "defund Obamacare" provision from the bill next week and will challenge the House to pass it as a straightforward funding bill that Obama will sign. (See separate story. Link below.)

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

Link: House votes to derail Obamacare, fund government
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