By CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN |
9/28/13 5:12 PM EDT
The White House warned House Republicans on Saturday that they’re guaranteeing a government shutdown by seeking a one-year delay in Obamacare.
The statement from White House press secretary Jay Carney came as the House prepared to attach the Obamacare language to a clean Senate budget bill to fund the government through Nov. 15.
“Republicans have tried and failed to defund or delay the health care law more than 40 times, and they know this demand is reckless and irresponsible,” Carney said. “The President has shown that he is willing to improve the health care law and meet Republicans more than halfway to deal with our fiscal challenges, but he will not do so under threats of a government shutdown that will hurt our economy.”
“Any member of the Republican Party who votes for this bill is voting for a shutdown. It's time for the House to listen to the American people and act, as the Senate has, in a reasonable way to pass a bill that keeps the government running and move on.”