U.S. Shutdown Nears

Posted at 7:28 AM, Sep 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-30 10:03:19-04

WASHINGTON D.C.– The countdown to a partial government shutdown is getting closer, but the two chambers of congress are standing firm against each others plans to temporarily fund the government.

The Senate reports back Monday afternoon and is expected to pass on a weekend proposal approved in the House. That Republican-backed proposal would fund the government, but delay Obama care by one year. The Senate and President say they will not agree on a plan that makes any changes to health care reform.

If no deal is reached, a partial shutdown of the government would go into effect at 12:01 Tuesday morning. It could be the first shut down in 17 years. The last time it happened was in 1995 and lasted 21 days.