12:29 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
MT @NationalZoo animals will be fed & cared for. #shutdown will not affect our commitment to safety of our staff & excellence in animal care
12:26 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
furlough notices already going to capitol workers. just rode subway with someone in architects office going to deliver to his emloyees.
12:23 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
so we KNOW boehner could pass clean w/ dem support-but is he willing to face conservative wrath? charlie dent told @ThePlumLineGS he should
12:10 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
Gop Sources say leading option for house gop next move today is attaching a delay of individual mandate to the cr.
11:50 a.m. ET: So, what would happen if the Senate strips the anti-Obamacare measures from the spending bill this afternoon? CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash has this from Capitol Hill:
New :I'm told house repubs will meet at 2p to talk about the "what next" after senate rejects their latest cr
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11:42 a.m. ET: The Republican-controlled House on Sunday passed a spending bill that would delay Obamacare for a year and repeal a tax on medical devices. That's not going to fly in the Democrat-controlled Senate. -- Jason Hanna
11:36 a.m. ET: The main holdup: House Republicans want any spending plan to include measures that at least disrupt the Affordable Care Act, the 2010 health care reform law otherwise known as Obamacare. But the Senate's Democratic leadership has consistently rejected tying the spending resolution to Obamacare, leaving little apparent room to avoid a shutdown in the few hours before it would begin. --Jason Hanna
11:31 a.m. ET: Why is there a Monday night deadline? Because Monday is the last day of the federal fiscal year, and the government's last spending authorization runs out then. -- Jason Hanna
11:28 a.m. ET: Welcome to our live blog on what could be the first partial U.S. federal government shutdown since 1995. The shutdown would start Tuesday if, by midnight tonight, Congress doesn't pass at least a short-term spending measure that continues to fund government.