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House passes new bill aimed at undermining Obama healthcare package
Los Angeles Times

Republicans in the House of Representatives passed another symbolic rebuke of President Obama’s healthcare law, ahead of a possible showdown over funding for the measure that threatens to shut down the government this fall.

Friday’s vote on what was called the “Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act” was the House’s final vote before breaking for a five-week summer recess. The measure, which would strip the Internal Revenue Service of its power to enforce its individual mandate, passed mostly along party lines, 232-185, with just four Democrats breaking to support it. It is not expected to be taken up in the Senate.