Americans want Congress to avoid shutdown as deadline approaches

09/24/2013 | International Business Times

More than half of Americans included in a survey say they want Congress to reach a compromise and avoid a federal government shutdown when funding runs out Oct. 1. About 25% say it is more important to stick to principles. The Republican-controlled House has passed a bill tying an extension of federal spending authority to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. The Senate and the White House say they will not consider such a measure.

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