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UPDATE: Wisconsin House members vote along party lines for CR package

Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan listens during a campaign event at Monterey Mills in Janesville, Wisconsin, June 18, 2012. REUTERS/Larry
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Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan listens during a campaign event at Monterey Mills in Janesville, Wisconsin, June 18, 2012. REUTERS/Larry

WASHINGTON D.C. (WTAQ) - Wisconsin's U.S. House members voted with their parties Friday, when the Republican majority approved a government funding package for the next three months with no money for Obamacare. 

The vote was 230-189, with all five Wisconsin GOP members voting yes, and all 3 Democrats voting no. 

The proposal now goes to the Senate, where the Democratic majority is talking about stripping the defunded health care package from the spending bill -- thus forcing the House to pass it as a stand alone bill that President Obama would sign, which he has said he won't. 

That would leave a disagreement between the two houses on the stop-gap spending measure, thus raising the possibility of a government shutdown starting on October 1st. 

Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan says a shutdown is not in the GOP's best interest because it takes the focus off the health care package. Ryan, who's the House budget chairman, also says a shutdown would not stop Obamacare because it's a legal entitlement that would still have to be funded. 

Around a half-million Wisconsinites will start enrolling with purchasing exchanges next month for the coverage the law requires them to have come January 1st.  

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