The House of Representatives plans to vote later Saturday on a budget plan that would delay the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, for a year.
It would also repeal the 2.3 percent medical device tax, and fund the government through Dec. 15.
The Senate Friday approved a measure that funds the government through Nov. 15 and keeps the health care law intact.
Since Republicans control the House, passage of the new plan is expected--setting up a showdown with the Senate, which is not scheduled to return until Monday.
Here's House Speaker John Boehner's statement Saturday:
"The American people dont want a government shut down and they dont want ObamaCare. Thats why later today, the House will vote on two amendments to the Senate-passed continuing resolution that will keep the government open and stop as much of the presidents health care law as possible.
The first amendment delays the presidents health care law by one year. And the second permanently repeals ObamaCares medical device tax that is sending jobs overseas.
Both of these amendments will change the date of the Senate CR to December 15th. We will also vote on a measure that ensures our troops get paid, no matter what.
We will do our job and send this bill over, and then its up to the Senate to pass it and stop a government shutdown.
David Lightman and William Douglas
McClatchy Washington Bureau