KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss
WASHINGTON D.C. – With a government shutdown looming, Democratic Congressman Rick Larsen is not happy that House Republicans have passed a bill that would keep the government running, but would de-fund Obamacare.
The House passed a funding bill Friday, but attached a provision that would de-fund the Affordable Care Act.
Larsen says he thinks the Senate will strip out the provision and send it back to the House, so republicans are just wasting time.
Larsen says Obamacare is now the law of the land, and the progress is going to continue.
The House of Representatives also voted to cut $40 billion from the food stamp program and voted to extend across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration.
Larsen voted against both measures.
He’s scheduled to visit the Bellingham Food Bank tomorrow to discuss the cuts to the food stamp program.