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Congress pushing the deadline again..

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Congress pushing the deadline again..

A vote takes place in the House today which could mark the start of a big showdown in Congress over the next eleven days.  SD Congresswoman Kristi Noem says the bill would defund the Affordable Care Act.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calls it a “waste of time,” saying the measure stands no chance in the Senate.  Lawmakers expect the Senate to remove the “defund Obamacare” provision and kick the funding measure back to the House.  Noem says she is hopeful that enough common ground can be found to avoid a shutdown.

Noem says this looming showdown is indicative of how far apart Republicans and Democrats are when it comes to fiscal policy.

The budget year ends on September 30th.  If no agreement is reached, soldiers would be required to report for duty but would not be paid. National parks would be closed and overnight campers would be given two days to leave. Social Security checks would go out, but the agency would stop updating people’s earning records. The State Department would stop issuing most passports.  The last time the entire government shut down was in the mid-90’s during the Clinton administration.

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