Still no deal on government shutdown or debt ceiling
Washington, D.C. (WSYR-TV/ABC News) Efforts to end the government shutdown and avert a budget default later the week have not ended in a deal.
In a rare Sunday session, lawmakers tried to hammer out an agreement.
Talks broke down on Saturday over the Democrat's demands to eliminate the spending cuts from the sequester as part of any deal.
Republican leaders in the Senate have given up the demands to defund or delay the Affordable Care Act. Those demands led to the shutdown.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said "I'm confident Republicans will allow the government to open and extend the ability of this country to pay its bills.
Some protesters showed their anger of the situation on Sunday when a group of conservative military activists removed barricades from the
closed Lincoln Memorial and dumped them at the White House in protest over the shutdown.
The veterans had come from a rally at the World War II Memorial where Senator Red Cruz and Sarah Palin had been speaking.
The government will default on its loans if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling by Thursday.
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