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Boehner: No decision on defunding Obamacare

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House Speaker John Boehner for now is staying out of the feud that’s engulfed Senate Republicans in recent days over the best way to kill President Obama’s health care reform law.

“I don’t know whether there’s a technical way to get at this or not, but we’ve made no decisions about how we’re going to proceed,” Boehner, R-Ohio, told reporters Wednesday.

Several young conservatives in the Senate, including Marco Rubio, of Florida; Mike Lee, of Utah; and Ted Cruz, of Texas, have been threatening to shut down the government unless the president agrees to cut off funding for his own health care reforms. Their plan involves refusing to support a stopgap spending bill — known as a continuing resolution, or “CR” – needed to keep federal agencies open that must pass by the end of September.

The strategy has been met with considerable backlash from other Senate Republicans, who characterized the plan as “dumb” and unworkable.

“We’ve made no decisions about how we’re going to proceed with the CR,” Boehner said.

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