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Working the Weekend: Highlights from the Shutdown Floor Debate

By Thomas McKinless

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After the Senate failed to pass a stopgap funding measure early Saturday morning, the House and Senate remained in session through the weekend while the government shutdown began. See the video for highlights from members’ floor speeches during the first shutdown since 2013.

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