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Democrats Say No to Republicans' Stopgap Funding Bill in Senate

A behind-the-scenes congressional battle to avoid a U.S. government shutdown broke into public view Thursday when Republicans produced a stopgap funding bill that Democrats immediately rejected. The federal fiscal year ends September 30 and Congress must pass a spending measure by then to keep the government open. In recent years, lawmakers have seldom been able to agree on a full federal budget and instead have relied on stopgap measures. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a...

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