House Republican leaders are offering up an alternative strategy to defund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act while minimizing the threat of a government shutdown.

The new proposal — devised by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. — would put the decision to defund PPACA back on the Senate.

It "would place centrist Democratic senators in a tough position on Obamacare but would not tie the extension of basic government funds to the law's demise as desired by conservative activists," The Hill, a congressional news website, reported.

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