U.S. moves closer to government shutdown

The House on Sunday passed an amended version of a bill to keep the government open past midnight today. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, agreed to amendments that include a one-year delay of mandates, benefits and taxes outlined by the health care law. The move is expected to create a stalemate with Democrats in the Senate, which is expected to remove the provision and send a temporary spending measure with no conditions back to the House. The standoff creates the possibility that the government will shut down for the first time in 17 years.

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