House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., arrives for a closed-door meeting with fellow Republicans as the House of Representatives works into the night to pass a bill to fund the government, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. Locked in a deepening struggle with President Barack Obama, House Republicans on Saturday demanded a one-year delay in major parts of the nation's new health care law and permanent repeal of a tax on medical devices as the price for preventing a partial government shutdown threatened for early Tuesday.
Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 9:20 am, Thu Aug 21, 2014.
With just hours left for Congress to reach a deal, Virginia is bracing for the possible impact of a partial shutdown of the federal government on Tuesday.
An impasse appeared more likely late Saturday night. The Republican-controlled House pushed toward passage of legislation imposing a one-year delay on parts of the nation’s new health care law and repealing a tax on medical devices as the price for avoiding a partial government shutdown. Senate Democrats pledged to reject the measure and the White House vowed a veto.
Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 9:20 am.