GOP Congress Moves Veto-Bait Bill on Healthcare

In command and ready for a fight, Republicans ignored a White House veto threat and advanced a bill in Congress that would curb President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul by redefining full-time work as 40 hours a week.

In command and ready for a fight, defiant Republicans ignored a White House veto threat and advanced a bill in Congress Thursday that would curb President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul by redefining full-time work as 40 hours a week.

The House approved legislation narrowing the definition of full-time workers who must be offered employer-provided healthcare from those working 30 hours weekly to a 40-hour minimum. The vote was a mostly party-line 252-172—short of the 290 needed, assuming all members voted, for the two-thirds majority required to override a veto.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Democrats would sustain Mr Obama’s veto on the bill.

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Source: The Washington Post