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On the edge: House shutdown plan fails; now Senate

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - More than 2 weeks and still no progress. Lawmakers have yet to come up with a deal to get the government back up and running. There's an even bigger issue tonight. As FOX NEWS Reporter Mike Emanuel shows us, the deadline to approve the debt ceiling is a little more than a day away. With time running out, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH 8th District) unveiled a plan to his members. After it appeared it didn't have the votes, House leaders decided to move forward with a modified one, to fund the government until December 15, boost the debt ceiling until February 7, and insist that political appointees, members of Congress and their staffs live under Obamacare without subsidies. Boehner and his team spent a good portion of the day searching for the right package to pass the House.

The initial House GOP plan also included a repeal of the medical device tax and income verification for Obamacare, which drew Democratic outrage. Key Senate Republicans said Harry Reid (D-NV) and the Democrats could not afford to reject the House GOP plan without giving it consideration. Reid and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) agreed to put their talks on hold, and all eyes shifted to the House to see if they have the votes.

There are Senators clearly agitated by Reid and McConnell putting their talks on hold, worried the House might not be able to get this done. Since the question all along has been what can pass the House, they'll get first crack tonight.

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