Ark. congressmen support plan to delay health act
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' four members of the U.S. House of Representatives each voted for a resolution that would temporarily fund the federal government while delaying implementation of the federal health care act.
Republicans Steve Womack, Tim Griffin, Tom Cotton and Rick Crawford each voted for the proposal that passed the House on a 231-192 vote late Saturday.
The government is on the verge of a partial shutdown on Tuesday and congressional Republicans vowed Sunday to keep using an otherwise routine government funding bill to try to attack what they call "Obamacare."
Democrats oppose the health care delay and a provision to repeal a medical device tax that helps finance the 2010 health care overhaul.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid - a Democrat - says the proposal will die in his chamber.Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.