U.S. Senate likely to meet Monday on government spending bill -aide

Reuters

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate is unlikelyto hold a Sunday session and instead probably will convene asplanned on Monday to consider any government funding bill passedthis weekend by the House of Representatives, a SenateDemocratic aide said on Saturday.

The aide added that the Senate would likely use aparliamentary maneuver allowing it to strip out objectionableamendments to the emergency funding bill theRepublican-controlled House is expected to attach. The Senatewould then demand that the House simply pass the straightforwardfunding bill approved in the Senate earlier this week.

At 11:59 p.m. on Monday (0359 GMT Tuesday), the U.S.government technically runs out of money to fund many of itsprograms in the new fiscal year that starts on Tuesday, unlessCongress can agree on a funding bill.

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