Senate Rejects House Spending Bill; Partial Shutdown Possible

By: WIFR Newsroom
By: WIFR Newsroom

NATION (WIFR) – For the first time in 17 years, the U.S. Government could partially shut down in just a matter of hours. Right now, if democrats and republicans on Capitol Hill are blaming each other for the budget stalemate.

“They tried to send us something back - they're spinning their wheels. We are not going to change Obamacare,” said Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada).

“We’re going to move in the next several hours to take the senate bill and add to it. A one-year delay of the individual mandate on the American People and get rid of the Exemption for Members of Congress,” said House Speaker, John Boehner.

This afternoon, the senate rejected a government funding bill the House passed over the weekend. The democrats once again removed language that weakens the president’s new healthcare law.

If there is no deal by midnight, a partial government shutdown will happen and that means passports will be delayed, federally backed mortgages and gun permits won’t be processed, and about 800,000 federal workers will not be paid.

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