1:20 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Signs of house gop splintering? Rep Lamborn says he wants to do 1 wk CR, move on to next fight on debt ceiling, says unclear if others agree
1:08 p.m. ET: More from President Obama, who spoke to reporters minutes ago while sitting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House:
"Congress has two responsibilities: pass a budget (and) pay the bills. I am not only open to, but eager to, have negotiation around a long-term budget that makes sure were investing in middle-class families ... and deals with some of our long-term challenges in terms of debt and deficits."
Obama said he probably would have more to say to the news media later today. -- Jason Hanna
1:05 p.m. ET: Today's spending battle in Congress comes as President Barack Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Minutes ago, Obama, sitting with Netanyahu at the White House, took some time to talk to reporters about the shutdown threat:
"I am not at all resigned" to a shutdown, Obama said.
"The bottom line is that the Senate has passed a bill that keeps the government open, does not have a lot of extraneous issues to it, that allows us to then negotiate a longer-term budget ... but ensures that we're not shutting down the government ... at a time when a lot of families" are just now digging themselves out of hard times. -- Jason Hanna
12:57 p.m. ET: Again, we're waiting for the Senate to convene around 2 p.m.
Attorney General Eric Holder has weighed in on the potential shutdown. Though Senate-confirmed presidential appointees like him aren't set to lose any pay if it happens, many others in the Justice Department are. So, he says, he will take a pay cut -- "whatever amount is greatest for any employee at the Justice Department."
"As I have made clear we are all in this together and whatever pain they suffer I will share with them," he told reporters at a news conference today.
Furloughs, he said, would "have a disruptive impact on the work of the Justice Department."
"Now, we will certainly make sure that national security is protected, " he said. "On the criminal side our lawyers, our investigators will still be in the field. But on the civil side and a whole range of others things that the Justice Department is entrusted to do we will not do the job that the American people expect of us." -- Jason Hanna
12:44 p.m. ET: Deirdre Walsh @deirdrewalshcnn
Leading option for House GOP, per @DanaBashCNN is to add 1 yr delay of indiv mandate to CR,(22 House Ds backed but might not bf shutdown)
12:29 p.m. ET: Jim Acosta @JimAcostaCNN
MT @NationalZoo animals will be fed & cared for. #shutdown will not affect our commitment to safety of our staff & excellence in animal care
12:26 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
furlough notices already going to capitol workers. just rode subway with someone in architects office going to deliver to his emloyees.
12:23 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
so we KNOW boehner could pass clean w/ dem support-but is he willing to face conservative wrath? charlie dent told @ThePlumLineGS he should
12:10 p.m. ET: Dana Bash @DanaBashCNN
Gop Sources say leading option for house gop next move today is attaching a delay of individual mandate to the cr.
11:50 a.m. ET: So, what would happen if the Senate strips the anti-Obamacare measures from the spending bill this afternoon? CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash has this from Capitol Hill: