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US House vote triggers budget standoff

‘TAILSPIN’:A partisan fight between the House and the Senate over state agencies and programs threatens to destabilize the US unless a truce is reached in the next nine days

AFP, WASHINGTON

As lawmakers bickered, freshman Democrat Eric Swalwell took to the House floor to berate the “radical right-wing effort to walk our economy off a cliff,” telling Republicans to “wake up from this radical, ideological wet dream.”

Washington is expected to run out of money by about Oct. 5.

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