The partial shutdown of the U.S. government showed no signs of ending quickly, as lawmakers stiffened their positions and sought to shift blame to the other side.
Day one of the first shutdown since 1996 wrapped up with no talks scheduled between the White House and Congress, making it more likely the standoff would merge with the fight over raising the U.S. debt limit later this month to make sure the government can pay all its bills.
“You have to now let this play out,” said Representative Devin Nunes, a California Republican who has been criticizing his party’s hard-liners for dictating its strategy. “We’re this far, so you have to let it play out.”
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