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Shutdown starts at midnight as US Senate adjourns with no

AFP  |  Washington 

The US today was assured of careening into a shutdown at midnight after the adjourned with no vote on a measure to extend federal funding beyond the 12:00 am deadline.

The upper chamber of struggled to overcome roadblocks to passing a funding bill and budget plan when a objected to a swift vote, and leadership opted to close up shop and then reopen at 12:01 am (0501 GMT).

The closure could ultimately be shortlived, as the was expected to schedule a vote on the measure at 1:00 am and, if it passes, send it to the and then on to Donald Trump's desk for his signature as early as tomorrow.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 10:10 IST