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Deadline Passes Without A Continued Congressional Resolution

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  Original Published: 10/1/2013The House and the Senate both recessed without stopping a government shutdown Monday night. Now, with government offices closed and non-essential personnel furloughed, Andrew Spencer reports, no clear resolution is in sight. The president released a statement minutes after the deadline passed. "Unfortunately, Congress has not fulfilled its responsibility. It's failed to pass a budget." Speaking after the deadline, Senate Democrats called on the House to pass a continuing resolution that does not include changes to the Affordable Care Act. "Because isn't it true, Leader, that until they vote for that resolution, the government will remain shut?" asked Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer of New York. "That is absolutely," began Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "They can send us a hundred different little doo-dads, gizmos, and other kinds of things, but the ball is in their court," said Schumer. Members of the Senate then left not long after midnight. "Under the previous order, the Senate stands adjourned until 9:30 a.m." House Speaker John Boehner later gave a very short statement to the press. "The House has made its position known very clearly: we believe that we should fund the government, and we think there ought to be basic fairness for all Americans under Obamacare," Boehner said. The House then recessed at 1:25 a.m. The votes in this fight have gone back and forth between the House and Senate since last week. As part of a temporary spending bill, the House voted to eliminate funding for the Affordable Care Act. The Senate rejected that plan. Then, a flurry of votes since Sunday morning had the House voting for and the Senate voting against a provision to postpone the individual mandate. In an 11th-hour proposal, the House asked for negotiators from both chambers to meet in conference, an idea that was rejected, generally received by Senate Democrats as too little, too late.
   
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