US government on brink of shutdown
- Published: 29 Sep 2013 at 04.49
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WASHINGTON - Setting up a high-stakes political showdown, the US House was to vote late Saturday (Sunday morning, Thailand time) on a Republican plan that keeps government open through mid-December while delaying implementation of President Barack Obama's health care law.
US House Speaker John Boehner arrives at the House of Representatives chamber at the US Capitol on September 28, 2013 in Washington.
The move prompted a sharp rebuke from the White House, which warned it was a step toward shutting down the government once the fiscal year ends Monday night, and vowed to veto any such bill.
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