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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans considering potential White House campaigns in 2016 largely opposed a bill in Congress to avoid a default and end a 16-day partial government shutdown.
The bill split a group of House Republicans who are considering Senate bids next year.
A majority of Republicans in the Senate supported the bill Wednesday, but nearly two-thirds of the Republicans in the House opposed it, putting them at odds with House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio.
Democrats in the House and Senate supported the bill in lockstep, backing President Barack Obama's call for an end to the stalemate.
In the Senate, Republicans Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida opposed the plan, which could help them with primary voters if they run for president.