Senate Nixes House Spending Resolution As Shutdown Looms

Law360, Washington (September 30, 2013, 4:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Monday rejected a House-passed spending resolution that would have funded the federal government while delaying the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, increasing the likelihood of a government shutdown.

The Senate voted along party lines to table amendments to a so-called continuing resolution to fund the government for six weeks beyond the end of the fiscal quarter, which ends at 12:00 a.m. Tuesday. While funding the government on a short-term basis, the resolution passed by a House Republican majority on Saturday would...
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