US government enters final three days before borrowing shutdown

The US government entered the final three days before its borrowing authority lapses without any agreement among lawmakers on how to move forward.

14th October, 2013
The Capitol building in Washington DC.

The US government entered the final three days before its borrowing authority lapses without any agreement among lawmakers on how to move forward.

Senators are having discussions along two bipartisan paths, seeking an accord. The chamber’s leaders - Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell - are talking. So are 12 senators, led by Republican Susan Collins of Maine and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who met today.

“We’re making progress,”...

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