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The House just voted to avoid a government shutdown, but the plan could still crash and burn in the Senate

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The House passed a GOP-led bill to fund the government, slightly lowering the odds of a government shutdown.
The bill passed by a vote of 230 to 197.
The bill now moves to the Senate, where it looks dead on arrival.
The House passed a Republican-led bill aimed at avoiding a government shutdown on Thursday, but the fight to get the bill through Congress isn't over yet.
The bill passed on a 230 to 197 vote, with 11 Republicans voting against the bill put forth by their own party's leadership.
All but six Democrats voted against the bill because it did not include a solution for...
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Here's what happens if the government shuts down at the end of this week

Here's what happens if the government shuts down at the end of this week

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Congress has until the end of Friday to pass a bill to avoid a partial shutdown of the federal government, and a bill's passage does not look promising.
In the event of a shutdown, essential services would remain functional while nonessential services like National Parks would close.
Employees for non-essential services would be out on furlough, meaning they are locked out of work and receive no pay.
When the clock strikes midnight and January 19 turns into January 20, the federal government will officially run out of funding appropriations and enter a partial...
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The threat of a government shutdown is soaring - so Trump is stepping in to try and win over Republican hold-outs

The threat of a government shutdown is soaring - so Trump is stepping in to try and win over Republican hold-outs

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The government will shut down if no funding bill is passed by the end of Friday.
Conservative House members in the Freedom Caucus are currently against the Republican leadership's plan to avoid the shutdown, putting the plan in jeopardy.
President Donald Trump called into a Freedom Caucus meeting in an attempt to win over the members.
President Donald Trump is doing his best to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the week, but it may not be enough to dodge the political disaster.
A government shutdown is looming, with the deadline at the end of Friday. The current Republican funding...
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