Government Shutdown

Reid Accuses Boehner of Trying to Force Government Shutdown

The clock is ticking


In the latest volley in Congress' negotiations over government funding, the Senate on Monday afternoon passed legislation to keep federal operations running for a few more months, once again leaving the prospect of a government shutdown in the hands of the Republican-led House.

By a party-line vote of 54 to 46, the Democratic led Senate passed the spending bill after stripping Republican language that would have repealed and delayed parts of Obamacare.

"I have a very simple message to John Boehner," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said after the vote. "Let the House vote. Stop trying to force a government shutdown. Let the House work its will—all 435 members, not just the majority."