SOME IN CONGRESS BELIEVE A SHUTDOWN IS "MORE LIKELY THAN NOT" - January 17, 2018
Senate Democrat: Shutdown 'More Likely Than Not'
By Erich Wagner, Government Executive
With just four days left to approve a spending measure, Congress appears to be on the precipice of a government shutdown.
Just last Thursday, developments on multiple issues seemed to be moving toward a bipartisan solution to the spending impasse, as a House committee chairman announced he would bring forward a long-term extension to the Children’s Health Insurance Program and a bipartisan group of senators said they had reached a deal to protect participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program. Democrats have said these two issues must be resolved for them to support any spending package.