Arkansas delegation reacts to U.S. budget vote

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republican members of the Arkansas congressional delegation are praising a U.S. House vote to keep government operations funded while crippling President Barack Obama's health care law.

    However, leaders in the Democratically controlled Senate say the resolution approved Friday won't clear the upper chamber, and Obama has pledged a veto if it somehow does.

    U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin says the Senate should approve the funding measure to keep the government running and to block the Affordable Care Act, which he called "a train wreck."

    The lone Democrat in the delegation, Sen. Mark. Pryor, called the House vote "irresponsible" and said it would hurt an economy that is starting to recover. Pryor is being challenged by Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, who says Arkansans support blocking the health care overhaul.

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