Government Shutdown Deadline Approaches

Government employees are expected to be the hardest hit.
4:54 | 09/29/13

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We're going to turn now to washington where after a late-night session that ran into early this morning, is still deeply divided and the deadline to avert a government shutdown. That's getting closer every morning. Hardest hit would be the government workers. Abc's jeff zeleny is on capitol hill with the latest. Reporter: Good morning, bianna, it's been 17 years since the last government shutdown. The next one is likely to come in the next two days. They decided in a rare overnight session to dig in their heels and fight overnight, house republicans doubling down, holding firm on their demand of delay of obama care. This is program that is too expensive to afford. Delay obama care. Reporter: The house vote pushes the government even closer to the edge of its first shutdown in 17 years. What if democrats said we're going to shut down the government if we don't get immigration reform, gay rights or gun reform? Reporter: The biggest question in washington is no longer will the government shut down but who should be blamed if it does? In the middle of it is one of the 800,000 federal employees who won't be at work or paid tuesday morning if there's a government shutdown. She has student loans. I live paycheck to paycheck. I would have to find a way to manage to take care of my bills. Reporter: For two years, she worked as an information assistant at the pentagon. It's just one of those cases where, here we go again. Reporter: The fears of a shutdown reverberating far outside washington to the air force in biloxi, mississippi. It's going to impact the amount of money I may make. If they were to lose their paychecks like everyone else they would motivate to probably solve some of the problems they're facing. Reporter: What is the endgame? That's the question here this morning without a clear answer. I'm told by aides this morning, the senate won't consider it, it will object it, sending it back to the house, once again, speaker john boehner will have to decide what he's going to do with this bill. If this does lead to a government shutdown, you wonder how it's going to affect the president's schedule to asia next week. Let's go to george stephanopoulos, host of "this week." We have to mention the debt ceiling, if we go over the ledge on something? Jeff was talking who's going to get blamed. The government is shut down for at least a short period of time late monday night, tuesday, we'll see how long it takes to sort that out. The consequences of missing that deadline cats terrific to for the economy. They get this out of their system on the government funding bill and it will make it easy to pass the debt limit later. Every single time we go to brink it seems like the sides are driven further apart. Let me pick up on that, let's look at some of footage of members leaving. Step back and give a more holistic diagnosis, are we doomed to endless rounds of this brinksm brinksmanship. That's why the president has take an hard line on this. He's not going to negotiate with republicans. He says that is a essential, you got to break this fever. You can't allow the press to every time we come up against the debt limit there's going to be a negotiations between the two parties. Pass the debt limit and pay our bills. There's the question, can the fever be broken? You'll be talking about that. George will have the latest on the potential government shutdown and an interview with former president bill clinton, on this "this week," later this morning. Thanks, george. Lots of news overnight.

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