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CONGRESS GRIDLOCK: Government Shutdown Looming

Posted on: 12:50 am, September 22, 2013, by , updated on: 12:51am, September 22, 2013

Congress and the President are facing another spending crisis and another fight over health care reform.

House Republicans passed a budget that would effectively kill ‘Obamacare’ or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.  That budget is expected to be rejected this coming week in the Senate.

Congress has a little more than a week to pass a spending plan or face the possibility of a government shutdown until a compromise can be found.

Another big deadline is coming up for Congress with the U.S. Farm Bill extension set to expire at the end of September.

Unless Congress acts, the policies from a bill passed in the 1940’s will go into effect.  If that happens, prices for everyday items like milk could double.

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