Construction cones used to cover walkway flaws stand along the sidewalk on Capitol Hill in Washington on Friday. On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline – setting up an eleventh-hour stand-off in the Senate, where Democrats have vowed to kill the measure. Photo: AP Construction cones used to cover walkway flaws stand along the sidewalk on Capitol Hill in Washington on Friday. On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline – setting up an eleventh-hour stand-off in the Senate, where Democrats have vowed to kill the measure. Photo: AP
Construction cones used to cover walkway flaws stand along the sidewalk on Capitol Hill in Washington on Friday. On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline – setting up an eleventh-hour stand-off in the Senate, where Democrats have vowed to kill the measure. Photo: AP

The US government is poised to shut down after vote fails – here’s what that actually means

If Democrats and Republicans do not agree to a deal soon, the US government could shut down - which will spell chaos across the country

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Construction cones used to cover walkway flaws stand along the sidewalk on Capitol Hill in Washington on Friday. On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline – setting up an eleventh-hour stand-off in the Senate, where Democrats have vowed to kill the measure. Photo: AP Construction cones used to cover walkway flaws stand along the sidewalk on Capitol Hill in Washington on Friday. On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline – setting up an eleventh-hour stand-off in the Senate, where Democrats have vowed to kill the measure. Photo: AP
Construction cones used to cover walkway flaws stand along the sidewalk on Capitol Hill in Washington on Friday. On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline – setting up an eleventh-hour stand-off in the Senate, where Democrats have vowed to kill the measure. Photo: AP
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