Bachmann: Health care funding ruined budget deal

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Minnesota congresswoman and potential GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she'll vote against the federal budget bill because it doesn't remove funding for the president's health care overhaul.

Bachmann, a tea party favorite, voted against a week-long budget extension late Friday that averted a government shutdown.

Bachman told a conservative Iowa crowd on Monday that she'll also oppose the compromise that lawmakers are expected to vote on this week. She says "voters expected us to defund Obama-care."

Bachmann spoke as part of a series sponsored by The Family Leader. The conservative group is inviting prospective presidential candidates to Iowa, home to the nation's first presidential caucuses.

Aides say Bachmann could decide by next month whether to seek the Republican nomination to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012.

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