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Pelosi, Schumer risk government shutdown to avoid Democrat-only hike in debt ceiling

With Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell vowing that no Republicans will back a vote to

hike the debt ceiling and Democrats unwilling to do it unilaterally and tying it to the stopgap measure, Congress faces a potential government shutdown on Sept. 30. At the moment, neither side appears willing to compromise. Mrs. Pelosi and Mr. Schumer are warning lawmakers to prepare for a series of long nights over the next month.

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