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WASHINGTON- Congress began its five-week vacation before reaching a deal on spending that would keep the government from shutting down.

Since lawmakers failed to compromise, they will now have from September 9 until October 1 to figure out what is next.

Two bills were rejected this week.

If Congress fails to reach a deal, the government has the possibility of shutting down on October 1.

Currently, Congress’ approval rating from Americans is at 17 percent.