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BREAKING NEWS: Budget Deal Not Passed
WASHINGTON - As the zero hour strikes, a budget deal has not been passed. This means the federal government shuts down for the first time in 17 years.
On Saturday, House Republicans unveiled a bill to prevent the shutdown, however it would delay implementing the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare" for one year. The bill also repealed a new tax on medical devices under Obamacare.
Harry Reid told that AP on Saturday that the Senate would not pass any bill keeping the government from shutting down that would alter the timing of the Affordable Care Act.
The last Federal government shutdown was in 1995 under then President Bill Clinton in November for half a day, then again in December, a shutdown that lasted three weeks.
The shutdown means that non-essential employees will be placed on furlough.
Earlier Monday evening, President Obama signed a bill that ensures that the military will continue to get paid during federal government shutdown.