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Clock ticking on federal shutdown

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - The deadline for the federal government to pass a budget bill for the current fiscal year is less than six hours away. Guam Congressional delegate Madeleine Bordallo says in the event they do not come to an agreement on the budget and the federal government shuts down, then the House will remain in session over the weekend to continue negotiations. 

The Congresswoman has posted information on the effects a government shutdown could have on constituents on her web site.

Bordallo states, "A federal government shutdown may have harmful effects on our nations economic recovery, and it may be financially disastrous for many federal workers who may be furloughed." While Bordallo says they will continue negotiations to avert the full effects of a shutdown, she also says non-essential functions of the federal government will have to cease operations without a budget.

The budget must be passed or another extension must be requested by 2pm (Guam time) or the federal government will shut down.

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