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House Conservatives Hold Firm As Government Shutdown Looms

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September 28, 2013 AT 6:11 AM
With conservative House Republicans promising not to back down on an emergency spending bill in a push to defund President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, the U.S. government edged closer to its first shutdown since 1996. Although a last-minute temporary solution including a possible 10-day extension of government funding had been raised, there were no signs Democrats and Republicans could reach a deal before the October 1 deadline.