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Government shutdown as Senate fails to reach budget agreement

01/20/2018 07:54 AM

Senate Republicans and Democrats were unable to reach an agreement Friday before the midnight deadline to pass a spending bill forcing a government shutdown. Thousands of federal employees will be placed on furlough Monday as agencies and departments considered nonessential shutdown. On Friday, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, sought to position a shutdown as Democrats fault. McConnell attempted to frame the choice as one between extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program for 9 million kids for six-years, or Democrats push for... Read more 

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