BREAKING: Senate rejects House bill, sends ‘clean’ funding bill back to House
The Senate rejected the House’s budget bill, making the shutdown of many agencies at midnight much more likely.
In a 54-46 vote, the Senate on Monday stripped provisions that would have delayed the implementation of Obamacare by a year, and instead sent an emergency spending bill to the House, where its fate is uncertain.
Without an agreement, many federal agencies will shutdown at midnight for the first time in 17 years.
The vote came less than 10 hours before a possible shutdown and with no compromise in sight. Democrats and a few Republicans are pressing for the House to approve a straightforward spending bill with no conditions.