Close to a parial govt shutdown - Sep 30th, 2013 - National
Time is running out for congress to agree on a spending bill.
Both sides have dug in their heels over a measure to keep the government running beyond a midnight deadline. Senate Democrats today are again expected to reject a House GOP plan. The latest House plan delays the health care law for a year.
If lawmakers miss the deadline for passing a spending bill, about a third of the government would shut down.