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Senate votes to kill House Republicans' request for formal negotiations to end shutdown and modify Obamacare reforms

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WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - As expected, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted to kill Republicans' latest attempts to modify an emergency government funding bill, just hours after federal agencies, national parks and programs began shutting down.

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The Senate voted 54-46 to table the request from the House of Representatives to start formal negotiations to end the impasse and make changes to President Barack Obama's health care law, including a year delay to a requirement that individuals acquire health insurance.

(Reporting By David Lawder; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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