Rand Paul holds up key vote, White House prepares for shutdown

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is preventing a two-year budget deal from passing, as the White House advised federal agencies to prepare for the government to start shutting down at midnight.

Congressional negotiators were scrambling earlier Thursday to lock in enough votes in the House, and that was before Paul, a Republican, made public his dissatisfaction with the deal, which would raise government spending, avert a government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling.

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/08/politics/budget-vote-congress-shutdown/index.html

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