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WASHINGTON -- According to an Associated Press source, the House has postponed a vote on a bill to reopen the federal government and avoid default. 

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Officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Speaker John Boehner and other GOP leaders had outlined a bill that would keep the government running through Jan. 15 and raise the debt limit to Feb. 7. The measure is separate from a deal emerging in the Senate.

The bill also would suspend a tax on medical devices for two years, require income verification for subsidies to receive health insurance and eliminate health care subsidies for the president, vice president, his Cabinet and members of Congress.

The House had planned to vote on the bill on Tuesday.

Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly discuss the plans.

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