The White House this evening released a statement confirming that President Obama would veto the House legislation that funds the government but delays Obamacare by a year.
From the statement
The Administration strongly opposes the House amendments to Senate-passed H.J. Res. 59, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes. The Senate acted in a responsible manner on a short-term funding measure to maintain Government functions and avoid a damaging Government shutdown. Rather than taking up that legislation, the House proposes amendments that advance a narrow ideological agenda and threaten the Nation’s economy. By including extraneous measures that have no place in a government funding bill and that the President and Senate already made clear are unacceptable, House Republicans are pushing the Government toward shutdown.
If the President was presented with H.J. Res 59, as amended by these amendments, he would veto the bill.
The House is expected to vote tonight on the legislation, which the Senate is not expected to pass. If Congress fails to approve legislation by Monday at midnight extending government funding, the government shuts down.