September 27th, 2013
07:28 AM ET

Senate Poised To Vote To Avoid Shutdown, But What About House?

The Senate is expected to vote on a short-term spending bill Friday, but Republicans in the House say they will not accept the bill as is.

CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

House Republican leaders were forced on Thursday to delay rolling out their bill to raise the nation's debt limit, after conservatives complained the package failed to include deep enough budget cuts and significant changes to entitlement programs.

The setback comes as Speaker John Boehner prepares to wrestle with his conference over how to ultimately handle short term spending and the prospect of a government shutdown beginning on Tuesday, if Congress does not act to refill federal coffers.

Boehner and his top lieutenants initially hoped to move ahead with their proposal to permit Washington to borrow more money to pay its bills while waiting for the Senate to vote on a plan - called a continuing resolution - to keep the government funded through mid-November.

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