WASHINGTON The Republican-run House voted late Saturday to avoid a partial government shutdown this week but also delay President Barack Obama s health care law.

Because of that condition, the White House has promised the overall legislation will be vetoed. That means the two sides are edging closer to a shutdown of many federal services Tuesday morning, with no obvious solution in sight.

The House sent the legislation to the Democratic-run Senate early Sunday by a 231-192 vote.

The bill would delay much of the 2010 health care overhaul for a year. It would also repeal a tax on medical devices that helps finance the health care law.

The shutdown bill will probably never reach Obama because the Senate s majority leader, Nevada Democrat Harry Reid, says his chamber will reject the measure first.

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