US Government Shutdown Nears as Congress Squabbles

The U.S. government is one day away from a partial shutdown, with no signs of compromise among lawmakers on a formula to extend federal spending authority. Absent a last-minute deal, non-essential government services will halt and hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be idled at midnight Monday.

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives and the Democratic-controlled Senate remain at odds over a government funding extension.

Last week, the House passed a spending bill that …

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