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By Meredith Shiner Posted at 5:09 p.m. on Sept. 27, 2013
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced Friday that the Senate would stand adjourned until Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. — or in layman’s terms, the last day the government will be operational if Congress cannot send a bill to the president to avert a shutdown.
Reid had warned earlier Friday that if the House pushes any amended bill back to the Senate, there is a risk any one senator could hold up the bill for days and force at least a brief shutdown.
Niels Lesniewski has covered the Senate for CQ Roll Call since January 2010, and more recently as a staff writer and resident procedure guru for Roll Call. Niels holds degrees in both government and theater but sometimes can't tell the difference between the two. @nielslesniewski