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Government Shutdown Continues On Day 15, Possible Deal In Congress

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It's day 15 of the shutdown. While the Senate works on its own plan, House Republicans have a different idea.

Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell say they've set aside their differences to find a plan to end the budget stalemate.

Senate Republicans met this morning to review a deal that could end the shutdown.

 It would also raise the debt ceiling before the government defaults on its loans.

 The plan would reopen the government, and pay for it through January 15th.

 It would also raise the debt ceiling through February 15th.

 But House Republicans decided Tuesday morning to offer their own plan, tacking on provisions that would make changes to the Affordable Care Act -- including eliminating a health care law exemption for members of Congress.

This White House has already rejected a Republican plan.

 Many senators hope to pass the Reid-McConnell plan with enough support to pressure House Republicans to pass their version of the bill as well.