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With a Government shutdown less than 24 hours away, there is little hope of a compromise

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WASHINGTON (NBC) -

With Congress in a standoff and millions of Americans at risk, the final hours tick away Monday toward midnight in Washington -- the first shutdown of the federal government in 17 years.

The Senate, set to convene at 2 p.m. ET, has the next move. It is expected to reject a budget bill sent by Republicans in the House that would delay President Barack Obama's health care law by a year.

"This law is not ready for prime time," said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.

Unless Congress can reach a resolution, the government's spending authority will expire at midnight. National parks are expected to close, homebuyers will probably face delays on government-backed mortgages, and an estimated 800,000 federal workers will face furlough.

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