ADMINISTRATION TAKES STEPS TO PREPARE FOR A SHUTDOWN - April 24, 2017
Trump Administration Begins Shutdown Preparations
By Eric Katz, Government Executive
The Trump administration has begun preparing for a government shutdown that could begin next week, even as congressional negotiators work to finalize a preliminary agreement to keep agencies open.
The formal process in which the Office of Management and Budget instructs agencies to “review and update orderly shutdown plans” is required by OMB policy a week before a lapse in appropriations could occur “regardless of whether the enactment of appropriations appears imminent.” Agencies will be forced to close April 29 absent congressional action.