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Obama: Congress Needs To Keep Our Government Open

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(Washington, D.C.) In an afternoon news conference, President Obama said he is not willing to negotiate or make any deals regarding the Affordable Care Act, “An important part of the Affordable Care Act takes effect tomorrow, no matter what Congress decides today.”

President Obama said he expects Congress to do the right thing and fund the government, “Congress needs to keep our government open…pay our bills on time & never, ever threaten the full faith and credit of the U.S.”

Earlier today, Democrats decided not to agree to delay the Affordable Care Act one year and eliminate a medical device tax.

House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans will next vote on a bill that adds a one-year delay of Obamacare’s individual mandate and eliminates federal support for health polices of members of Congress.

Both parties have successfully shutdown the government in years past.