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US Senate, House Working on Funding, Debt Proposals

U.S. House and Senate leaders are negotiating separate measures to end the two-week-old government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling so the country can keep paying its bills. A Republican-led House plan would fund the government through December 15 and raise the debt ceiling through February 7. It would also make changes to President Barack Obama's health care law, the Affordable Care Act. The Senate plan includes reopening government and a short-term debt limit increase and would start ...

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