People walk by the US Capitol building in Washington. The White House has advised US federal government agencies to prepare for a shutdown. REUTERS

WASHINGTON: The White House has advised US federal government agencies to prepare for a shutdown, an official said Thursday, as Congress hit a stumbling block in its efforts to pass a stopgap spending bill before midnight.

The White House Office of Management and Budget “is currently preparing for a lapse in appropriations,” an OMB official said on condition of anonymity, calling on lawmakers to send the stopgap measure to President Donald Trump’s desk “without delay.”--AFP

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