Senate Defeats Effort to Cut Off Funds for Health Care Law

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The Senate has rejected an effort to cut off funds for President Obama's health care law.

The vote Thursday was 53-47, strictly along party lines. Republicans had pressed for a vote on the resolution as part of the negotiated deal to cut spending struck by Obama and congressional leaders last week.

Moderate Democrats facing tough re-election campaigns next year voted with their party to keep the cash flowing to the law.