Murkowski: Defunding Law Won't Get Rid of It

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she's been "deluged" with calls from constituents, the majority of whom want her to support House efforts to defund President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU- U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she's been "deluged" with calls from constituents, the majority of whom want her to support House efforts to defund President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

Murkowski told reporters there are problems with the law that need to be addressed. But she says Congress wouldn't be getting rid of the law by defunding it for the upcoming fiscal year and says a government shut-down isn't the way to go.
Murkowski said she supports other efforts, such as delaying the individual mandate to buy insurance.
The House last week passed legislation that would continue funding the federal government through mid-December. It includes a provision to defund the health care law. That provision is expected to be stripped in the Democratic-controlled Senate.