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Lines Drawn in Affordable Care Act Battle
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CBS) -- In twelve days thousands of federal employees could be told to stay home.
That's the deadline for Congress and the White House to agree on a way to keep the government funded. The House of Representatives says it will pass a bill Friday, but there's a catch. Danielle Nottingham reports from Capitol Hill.
The budget battle is heating-up with the House set to pass a bill that will prevent a government shutdown, but stop funding for President Obama's health care reform law.
John Boehner, House Speaker, said, "It is a train wreck. It has to go."
And some Republicans in the Senate would rather force a government shutdown than back down from their opposition to the health care law.
But Democrats control the Senate and they plan to pullout the provision gutting health care before they pass the funding bill.
The White House has sent notice the President will veto any bill that attempts to gut his healthcare law.
If the two sides can't resolve their differences by October 1st, the government will run out of money and be forced to partially shut down.
Texas Republican Senator, Ted Cruz, told reporters he's prepared to filibuster if Majority Leader Harry Reid doesn't put the full house bill up for a vote.