The Federal Highway Administration and some other parts of the Transportation Department would be forced to shut down unless a bill is passed. The unusual structure of the highway agency has protected it during previous government shutdowns, but now furloughs loom.
As a toddler, Maggie Dorey spent six months battling leukemia at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. Her father described "tears of joy" when dropping her off at college. "Thank you NHS," he tweeted.