By Tom Cohen
updated 1:22 PM EDT, Fri September 20, 2013
-- With one vote on Friday, the Republican-led House launched the latest spending battle in Congress -- one that could bring a government shutdown in less than two weeks.
By a 230-189 tally almost strictly on party lines, the House passed a short-term government spending plan that would eliminate all funding for Obamacare.
The measure now goes to the Democratic-led Senate, which is certain to reject the provision that defunds President Barack Obama's signature legislative achievement of his first term.
Even though the vote was the 41st by House Republicans to repeal or otherwise undermine Obamacare, House Speaker John Boehner and fellow Republicans held a brief victory rally afterward and challenged the Senate to follow their lead.