Republicans say they will push a short-term spending bill keeping the government open through the House on Friday with only GOP votes, if necessary
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, the chair of the House Appropriations Committee has brought forth a short term continuing resolution to delay a government shutdown.
Republicans controlling the House have unveiled a stopgap bill to keep the government open past a shutdown deadline of midnight Friday.
Hope this doesn’t wreck your morning, but at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, civilization as Washington knows it may come to an end, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. The government might shut down.
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While the looming federal shutdown may be big news inside the Beltway, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says that it’s probably not going to be mentioned in next week’s People magazine.
Press Secretary Sean Spicer said April 24 that the work by Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, and others has been “very positive” and a shutdown is unlikely.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney has echoed the sentiment of President Donald Trump on the possibility of a government shutdown this week.
Congress has been criticized for kicking the can down the road when it comes to federal spending, but as the government shutdown clocks ticks closer to midnight — and agencies dust off their contingency plans — some are wondering if that kicked can might be the best option right now.
The Defense Department won’t have any problems spending money if Congress can pass a budget next week.