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Can America Shake Another Government Shutdown?

The U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.
The U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

Once again, America faces a government shutdown.

On Monday, the Senate took a vote and blocked the federal spending budget.

This budget is jam-packed with a lot this go-round, things like aid to Afghan refugees and funds for disaster recovery.

And it also includes the issue at the crux of this Congressional back and forth: the debt limit. 

How did we get pushed up against yet another budgetary wall? And is there any chance we can avoid the lights going out on Capitol Hill?

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