(NBC News) The Senate met Tuesday to quickly reject the latest attempt by House Republicans for force formal negotiations over funding the government as a shutdown that shuttered the government at midnight dragged into its first business day.
The Senate voted along party lines to dispense with the latest stopgap spending measure volleyed to them by the House, essentially returning the debate to the lower chamber, and suggesting that the larger battle over reinstating funding is nowhere near resolution.
And as the stalemate played out, President Barack Obama said set to deliver a statement from the Rose Garden at 12:25 p.m., where he was expected to both address the shutdown and the opening of enrollment for health insurance exchanges under his signature health care law.
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