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Re: GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN in 2-days

December 09, 2014 11:48AM
The Conventional Wisdom on Capitol Hill is that there won't be a shutdown. However, at this writing, there is no vote schedule on a bill that would fund the government for the next year. The Tea-Party wing of the GOP is threatening to boycott any vote which means the Republican must depend on the Democrats to come through for votes. Plus there is a lot of "pork" being stuck onto anything that would be vote on. So far, no government agencies are putting out "shutdown" guidelines like last but any resolution that would keep the government open must pass the house, then the Senate and ultimately be signed by the President. Down to 2-days and no movement. Pirates might want to get ready!

(Source - WaPo 12/9/14)
Federal funding is due to expire on Thursday, and Congress still hasn’t reached a deal to avoid a government shutdown.

A few hard-line Republicans have talked about using the power of the purse as leverage to thwart President Obama’s recent immigration actions, but a similar budget confrontation last year led to a 16-day shutdown and a big drop in Congress’s approval ratings. If past is precedent, the public will not appreciate a repeat.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/09/2014 11:50AM by Pat Murphy.
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