An anti-Obamacare provision is out of a bill aimed at averting a government shutdown next week, allowing it to pass through the Senate.
The Senated voted 54-44 on Friday to approve the bill, which was stripped of all health care language.
The short-term spending bill now heads back to the House for another vote before moving on to President Barack Obama. The government runs out of money early Tuesday without a deal to extend funding.
House Republicans appear to be furious with this outcome. House Republican John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said that he will ammend the bill, and plans on sending it back to the Senate by Monday.
The House is scheduled to vote on the bill on Saturday.