- Sen. Rand Paul is holding up a vote on the government funding bill using Senate rules.
- Paul says the funding legislation advancing through the Senate adds too much to the federal debt.
- If no bill is passed by midnight, the government will shut down.
- Paul can technically prevent a vote until after midnight.
Sen. Rand Paul late Thursday balked at the massive two-year Senate budget deal, pushing the government closer to another shutdown ahead of a midnight deadline.
The Republican senator from Kentucky held the Senate floor to object to the massive budget deal, pointing to how it would raise current caps on federal spending by almost $300 billion over the next two years without any offsets.
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