Federal government has shut down after senators fail to pass spending bill before deadline

Senate Republican leaders fell short of the 60 votes necessary to proceed on the spending measure in time for the midnight deadline.
1:54 | 01/20/18

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Transcript for Federal government has shut down after senators fail to pass spending bill before deadline
We begin with breaking news. The federal government has shut down. After days of negotiation and coming down to the wire the senate has failed to pass a spending bill in time for the midnight eastern deadline. ABC's congressional correspondent on capital hill with more on what all this means. Good evening. A night of frantic negotiations on the hill in the end fell short the federal government is officially shut down. Republican lawmakers had been pushing for a short deal would also extend children's bill and protections for dreamers, nearly 800,000 undocumented U.S. Immigrants brought to the U.S. As children and president is tweeting hoping to diminish the great success of the tax cuts and what they're doing for our booming economy. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are frustrated and need clearer direction from the white house. Now the path forward here is unclear. Both sides of the aisle are blaming each other. The biggest loser probably the American people. In shut down could cost the U.S. Economy $38 million per hour. In the middle of the deadly flu epidemic, the CDC program that tracks the spread of this virus could be shut down and hundreds of thousands federal employees could be furlough without pay. For lawmakers those directly responsible for this shut down their paychecks will keep coming. Thank you. We have much more on the shut down tomorrow. We turn now to the horrific story in California, couple with 13 children accused of unfajable abuse. Tonight we have more. They appear to be port rates of one big happy family.

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