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House GOP leaders ramp up pressure on Senate to defund Obamacare

House Republican leaders declared victory at a raucous news conference Friday after voting for a stopgap bill that would keep the government running and defund President Obama's signature health-care law, and immediately ramped up pressure on the Senate to take up the fight.

"The House has listened to the American people. Now it's time for the United States Senate to listen to them as well," said House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), to loud applause from his Republican colleagues.