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Congress returns to work as lawmakers press to keep shutdown short-lived – Washington Post

Congress prepared to return to work Saturday as negotiators pressed for a budget deal to keep a government shutdown that began at midnight short-lived. Agencies shut down for the first time in more than four years late Friday after senators rejected a temporary spending patch and bipartisan efforts to find an alternative fell short as a midnight deadline came and ...

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Mattis takes Congress to task for budget impasse as he unveils new Pentagon defense strategy – Washington Post

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis leaves a luncheon meeting of Senate Democrats in Washington on Jan. 9. Michael Reynolds/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) The United States must build up its military to prepare for the possibility of conflict with Russia and China, according to a new Pentagon strategy released Friday by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis as he took Congress to task on the eve of ...

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Government shutdown looms as Senate Democrats dig in against GOP spending plan – Washington Post

The federal government remained on a path toward a shutdown Friday as the House prepared to adjourn and Senate Democrats rallied against a short-term spending bill that does not offer protections for young undocumented immigrants or address other priorities such as disaster relief. With less than 18 hours before the midnight deadline, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said he ...

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