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U.S. Government Shutdown (2013)
Congress returns to work, faces tight deadline on federal funding
Congress returns to work, faces tight deadline on federal funding

Lawmakers return to Capitol Hill on Monday amid a backdrop of world crises and a looming showdown over immigration. But they're set to focus most of their effort this month on a more fundamental task: keeping the federal government open. Fresh off summer recess but paralyzed by partisanship and the upcoming midterm elections, Congress has two weeks to pass legislation to put federal agency spending on autopilot and decide the fate of an obscure, 80-year-old trade program that was uncontroversial until recently. The relatively thin agenda could be upended by world events, such as the standoff between Ukraine and its Russia-backed separatists or the conflict with the Islamic State in...

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