Budget

Federal Shutdown Could Happen in a Week

Fiscal year ends next Monday at midnight

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It's a busy week for the White House, one that could end with President Obama and congressional Republicans on the cusp of a government shutdown.

The fiscal year ends next Monday at midnight, and there will be a shutdown unless Obama and the Republicans agree to a spending plan and resolve a dispute over Obama's health care law.

Some GOP members say they will not approve a spending plan unless it defunds "Obamacare," though there is division within the party over this tactic.