One week cr aint happening, at least that's what @SenatorReid just told @tedbarrettcnn
1:53 p.m. ET: Just after 2 p.m., the Senate will vote on whether to strip anti-Obamacare amendments in the House-passed government funding bill, leadership aides from each party, according to CNN's Craig Broffman.
The vote requires a simple majority to pass, meaning Democrats, who control the Senate 54-46, can remove the House amendments -- which delay Obamacare for a year and repeal a medical device tax -- without Republican votes.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his leadership plan to hold a news conference shortly after a vote. -- Jason Hanna
1:52 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
At brief WH press secretary Jay Carney did not rule out one week CR to keep govt running, didn't want to comment on options before congress
1:50 p.m. ET: U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wisconsin, says he'd be open to passing a weeklong funding bill, with no Obamacare changes, so that lawmakers can continue to debate Obamacare without shutting down the government.
"I would consider that. That's deinfintely an option that we have," Duffy told CNN's Wolf Blitzer moments ago.
Duffy said he and many other House Republicans "want to keep the fight going on Obamacare" without hitting a government shutdown.
He said many of his constituents call his office to complain about Obamacare, blaming the loss of their jobs or cuts to their work hours on the health care law. But they also tell him that the government shouldn't shut down, he said.
House Republicans are going to talk with each other this afternoon about "how to find that sweet spot" of weakening Obamacare while keeping the government going, Duffy said. -- Jason Hanna and Sarah Aarthun
1:39 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
CO GOP Rep Lamborn on moving fight from CR to debt ceiling "at some point we have to because we've tried everything"
1:37 p.m. ET: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is addressing the battle now:
"We are at a moment where the House of Representative has to decide ... whether roughly 60 members of (House Speaker John Boehner's) caucus -- the tea party faction -- will dictate to the American people whether the government will be shut down because they have not been able to achieve through normal means their ideological agenda," he told reporters moments ago. -- Jason Hanna
1:37 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
Carney on proposal for medical device tax repeal as part of CR: "none of this is acceptable.." Calls it "blatant extortion."
1:36 p.m. ET: Paul Steinhauser @psteinhauserCNN
CNN/ORC Poll: 68% say govt. shutdown for a few days is a bad thing. 79% say shutdown for a few weeks is a bad thing
1:32 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
Carney: "as of now it is up to the House of Representatives..."
1:26 p.m. ET: Wondering why House Republicans are using a spending bill to try to dismantle Obamacare? One answer: Because, they argue, the funding of the government is the only option available to stop a bill that they say is not ready for use, that will force people from their health insurance plans, and that will prompt businesses to reduce employee hours rather than provide them health insurance. -- Jason Hanna
1:20 p.m. ET: We want to point your attention to what CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash reported via Twitter and in this blog earlier today. House GOP sources told her that, should the Senate reject the House's spending bill (which would delay Obamacare for a year), the House may try to attach a provision that would delay Obamacare's individual mandate.
The individual mandate is the requirement that virtually all Americans have health insurance or face a financial penalty. Attempting to delay this requirement appears to be the leading option for the House's next move, the House GOP sources said.
This option has been floated for some time. Last week, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dismissed suggestions that delaying the mandate might be a feasible compromise. He argued that one of the most popular aspects of the Affordable Care Act -- the protection of those with pre-existing conditions -- cannot work without the individual mandate. -- Jason Hanna