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House GOP Considers Options on Possible Shutdown

By: CBS
By: CBS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pressure is building on fractious House Republicans over legislation to prevent a partial government shutdown, as the Democratic-led Senate is expected to strip a tea party-backed plan to defund Obamacare from the bill.

As the Senate telegraphed its moves, House Republicans considered an array of imperfect options on both a temporary spending bill required to avert a shutdown and a separate measure to permit the government to borrow almost $1 trillion to keep paying its bills.

Lawmakers face a midnight Monday deadline to complete a stopgap spending bill to avoid a shutdown that would keep hundreds of thousands of federal workers off the job, close national parks and generate damaging headlines for whichever party -- Republican or Democratic -- the public holds responsible.


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