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House doesn't plan to vote to end shutdown this week

Capitol Hill with caution tape near entrances
The Capitol Building is seen on the first day of a partial federal government shutdown. Photo: Oliver Contreras for The Washington Post via Getty Images

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) advised House members Thursday that a vote on a short-term spending bill to end the partial government shutdown is not expected to be held this week, pending any Senate action.

Why it matters: It appears likely that the partial government shutdown will continue at least until next week — and perhaps into 2019. The newly elected Democratic-led House is set to take office on Jan. 3.

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