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Today, a mere 19 Republicans voted to defund Obamacare. Here are their names:
Mike Crapo (Idaho), Ted Cruz (Tex.), Mike Enzi (Wyo.), Deb Fischer (Neb.), Charles E. Grassley (Iowa), Dean Heller (Nev.), James M. Inhofe (Okla.), Mike Lee (Utah), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Rand Paul (Ky.), Rob Portman (Ohio), James E. Risch (Idaho), Pat Roberts (Kan.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), Richard C. Shelby (Ala.), Patrick J. Toomey (Pa.) and David Vitter (La.).
The two Republicans who didn’t even bother voting present are Jeff Flake (Ariz.) and Orrin G. Hatch (Utah).
Now, House Speaker, John Boehner (R-OH) and House Republicans will be given a new Senate-approved spending bill that restores funding to Obamacare.
If House Republicans listen to the majority of the people they represent and hold the line against funding Obamacare, the federal government will shut down by Monday at midnight.
For more information about what a government shutdown means and what it doesn’t mean, check out this story.