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Budget battle

September 27, 2013
The Journal

A government shutdown on Tuesday is still a very strong possibility. The Republicans controlling the House in Congress and the Democrats controlling the Senate are still at odds over a short term spending bill that would allow the government to continue its operations. The House's version would defund the Affordable Care Act, while the Senate is prepared to pass a "clean" bill that removes the defunding plan. House Speaker John Boehner said the House will not accept the Senate version, but there are still a couple of days for Congress to figure out what to do.



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