30 Sep '13, 3pm

"For now, top Democrats have no plans to take up the House-passed Military Pay Protection Act."

With the clock ticking toward a midnight shutdown of the federal government, there is no sign of political compromise to keep the government running — and it is unclear if Congress will exempt military pay from the appropriations crisis. All eyes are on the Senate, where Democratic leaders have rejected the latest House-passed bill that would fund the government through Dec. 15 as long as the so-called Obamacare health care reform initiative is delayed for one year and its taxes on medical devices are repealed. The Senate intends to pass some kind of government funding bill on Monday because, much like the card game Old Maid, they won’t want to be one at midnight holding a bill that could prevent a government shutdown. The House of Representatives is standing by for the possibility of another vote late Monday on a shutdown-avoidance measure, but there are no signs of the t...

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