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Va. braces for possible shutdown

State officials outline policy for use of contingency funds

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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 9:20 am, Thu Aug 21, 2014.

With just hours left for Congress to reach a deal, Virginia is bracing for the possible impact of a partial shutdown of the federal government on Tuesday.

An impasse appeared more likely late Saturday night. The Republican-controlled House pushed toward passage of legislation imposing a one-year delay on parts of the nation’s new health care law and repealing a tax on medical devices as the price for avoiding a partial government shutdown. Senate Democrats pledged to reject the measure and the White House vowed a veto.

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