US Government Shuts Down As Funding Fight Goes Nowhere

Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 12:45 AM EDT) -- The U.S. federal government officially began shutting down early Tuesday morning after Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives held firm on a promise not to pass a short-term spending resolution without delaying the Affordable Care Act and Senate Democrats declined an eleventh-hour offer to confer on a compromise.

The government officially shut down at midnight on Tuesday after a fruitless day of legislative wrangling between the House and the Senate over a so-called continuing resolution that would keep the government running through the end of...
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