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President Trump delivers his first address to a joint session of Congress in February. After the compromise spending bill failed to fulfill all his budget requests, the president appears to be gearing up for a fight in September. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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A student from Wisconsin takes a break in front of the Capitol Wednesday. Republican and Democratic negotiators appear ready to pass a one-week funding measure to keep the government open. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. via Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump walks on the South Lawn after returning to the White House earlier this month. A government shutdown is just three days away, and Trump is digging in on demands. Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner is yet again facing a backlash from conservatives over his approach in trying to avoid a government shutdown. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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A woman looks on at the U.S. Capitol in 2013 after the most recent government shutdown. Congress has made no progress toward avoiding a government shutdown when it will run out of funding Sept. 30. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Senate May Need Every Minute To Meet Government Funding Deadline

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Congress Quietly Extends The Budget — Past Election Day, Anyway

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Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., speaks in Stuttgart, Ark., in August. Pryor's latest ad in his re-election campaign hammers his GOP opponent's position on the government shutdown. Danny Johnston/AP hide caption

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Meal deliveries to some low-income seniors stopped during the shutdown, and distributors are now racing to get meals out. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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With Shutdown Over, The Race To Feed Low-Income Seniors Is On

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Susan and Jack Cooper of Richardson, Texas, demonstrate against the government shutdown in Dallas this month. Tony Gutierrez/AP hide caption

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