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Friday, September 27, 2013

Sen. Wicker: '50-50 Chance' Of Government Shutdown

The U.S. Capitol is seen as Congress convenes to negotiate a legislative path to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" of automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts that could kick in Jan. 1., 2013.  (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

(AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

With the clock ticking down toward a possible government shutdown, the Senate is expected to approve a bill today that would keep the government running.

The bill does not include a Republican effort to defund the Affordable Care Act.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has schedule a series of four procedural votes starting at 12:30 p.m.

Republican U.S. Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi says, “I think there’s about a 50-50 chance” of a government shutdown.

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