US Govt Shuts Down at Midnight

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Added On February 9, 2018

The U.S. government is shutting down at midnight as Senate went into recess and missed the deadline to pass a short-term funding bill.
 
World News has more.
 
Senator Rand Paul on Thursday blocked the Senate from a vote on a short-term funding bill.
 
The bill will fund the government through March 23 and a bipartisan budget package which will set spending framework for fiscal year 2018 and 2019.
 
Paul opposed the budget package, saying it will further add debt and fiscal deficit to the government.
 
The budget package was agreed by the leaders from both Republican and Democratic parties and supported by President Donald Trump.
 
It will increase defense and non-defense spending by about 300 billion U.S. dollars for the next two years, and also raise the debt ceiling through March 2019.
 
The Senate recessed around 11 p.m. local time Thursday with plans to reconvene just after midnight.
 
The White House Office of Management and Budget has directed federal agencies to prepare for a lapse in funding.
 
Media reported the budget package is expected to pass the Senate early Friday, despite Paul's opposition.
 
The House is set to vote on the package after Senate's approval, although its fate remains uncertain.