WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate secured enough votes on Thursday to open debate on a temporary government funding bill that aims to avert a partial government shutdown this weekend, as voting on the measure continued. Reporting by David Morgan; editing by Susan Heavey Source link

Comment on this storyComment The U.S. government plans to notify federal workers as soon as Thursday that a shutdown appears imminent, as the Biden administration embarks on the formal, methodical process of preparing much of Washington to come to a halt.

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – With a partial shutdown of the U.S. government just three days away, the Democratic-controlled Senate is expected to take a procedural vote on Thursday on a bipartisan short term spending measure that has already been rejected by Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday was toiling to build Republican support for a long-shot bid to avert a shutdown, floating a bill that would keep government funding flowing at vastly reduced levels while imposing stringent immigration restrictions demanded by conservatives. The proposal stands little chance in the Democrat-controlled Senate. But Mr. McCarthy’s more immediate problem […]

Federal government shutdowns have become so common in recent years that forecasters have a good read on how another one would affect the American economy. The answer is fairly simple: The longer a shutdown lasts, the more damage it is likely to inflict. A brief shutdown would be unlikely to slow the economy significantly or […]

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[1/2]U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy speaks to members of the media as the deadline to avert a government shutdown approaches on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 26, 2023. REUTERS/Leah Millis Acquire Licensing Rights

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CNN  —  President Joe Biden and his top aides at the White House plan to hammer away at a blunt message as the US government inches closer to a shutdown this week: A handful of extremist Republicans are . . .

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