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The federal government will shut down on Friday at midnight if The Senate does not pass a budget bill to extend funding until next month. However, even if the bill passes, it will only extend federal funding through February 16, which means government could face a shutdown once again. This would be the fourth short-term budget measure to pass through Congress since October. ___ Most of the opposition to the bill comes from Senate Democrats, who are concerned over the status of some 700,000 “Dreamers;” undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children and were granted temporary legal status under President Obama. ___ Concerns from Republicans have also been voiced. Lindsey Graham (Senator, SC) said on Thursday, “I am not going to support continuing this fiasco for 30 more days." Rand Paul (Senator, KY) says he will not vote for the bill because it does not adequately address the federal deficit. ___ Photo: Jason Reed | Reuters: U.S NEWS GOV'T SHUTDOWN? Jan 19 | The government will shut down tonight at midnight if The Senate does not pass a budget bill to extend funding until next month The federal government will shut down on Friday at midnight if The Senate does not pass a budget bill to extend funding until next month. However, even if the bill passes, it will only extend federal funding through February 16, which means government could face a shutdown once again. This would be the fourth short-term budget measure to pass through Congress since October. ___ Most of the opposition to the bill comes from Senate Democrats, who are concerned over the status of some 700,000 “Dreamers;” undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children and were granted temporary legal status under President Obama. ___ Concerns from Republicans have also been voiced. Lindsey Graham (Senator, SC) said on Thursday, “I am not going to support continuing this fiasco for 30 more days." Rand Paul (Senator, KY) says he will not vote for the bill because it does not adequately address the federal deficit. ___ Photo: Jason Reed | Reuters

The federal government will shut down on Friday at midnight if The Senate does not pass a budget bill to extend funding until next month....

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