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Washington Week: Time Running Out to End US Fiscal Impassei
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October 13, 2013 7:10 PM
The coming week will likely determine whether the United States defaults on its $16 trillion national debt, as a federal shutdown nears a third week. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, lawmakers are mounting final efforts to avoid financial calamity and restart government operations after a flurry of proposals from both Houses of Congress failed to attract bipartisan support.

Washington Week: Time Running Out to End US Fiscal Impasse

Published October 13, 2013

The coming week will likely determine whether the United States defaults on its $16 trillion national debt, as a federal shutdown nears a third week. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, lawmakers are mounting final efforts to avoid financial calamity and restart government operations after a flurry of proposals from both Houses of Congress failed to attract bipartisan support.


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