(Washington, DC) -- The Senate is saying no to a House bill aimed at averting a looming government shutdown. The Republican House measure attempted to link a one-year delay in Obamacare to a bill extending government funding. The Democratic-led Senate voted to table the House bill, which effectively kills it. The vote fell along party lines, 54-46. Without a bipartisan deal to extend funding, a federal government shutdown will start shortly after midnight tonight. Midnight signifies the end of the current fiscal year.
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