WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Clockwise from the top, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Majority Whip Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) speak to members of the media during a news conference after a vote on the Senate floor September 27, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The Senate has passed a continuing resolution 54-44 to fund the government through November 15 with the exclusion of defunding the Obama car
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate's top Democrat says his chamber will reject a new House Republican plan to avert a partial government shutdown.
The plan would delay President Barack Obama's health care law for a year and repeal a tax on medical devices.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid issued a statement Saturday saying House passage of those items will be pointless.
The GOP-run House is expected to act later in the day.
House Republicans plan to attach the proposals to a bill preventing a government shutdown on Tuesday.
Senate Democrats have said before that they will reject changes to the health law, and Obama has said he would veto them if they ever reached his desk.
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