U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney, R-Okeechobee, said Wednesday that he’d support an agreement to end the government shutdown without touching the federal health care law — but only if the deal addresses the government’s looming debt limit and long-term reforms to Medicare and Social Security spending.
The Republican-led House has been at an impasse with the Democratic-controlled Senate and President Barack Obama over GOP leaders’ insistence that a bill to finance government operations include a delay or cut-off of money for the Affordable Care Act.
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