Government Shutdown Looms as Republicans Eye Long-Term Funding
– The deadline to extend funding to keep the government open is September 30.
House Republicans are considering passing long-term funding bills
– but there is no deal yet to avert a government shutdown.
– Some Republicans are demanding cuts to spending, while others want to avoid a shutdown at all costs.
It is unclear how the House will vote on funding bills
– and a government shutdown remains a possibility.
– A government shutdown would mean that many federal agencies would close and non-essential employees would be furloughed.
– House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has said that he wants to avoid a government shutdown, but he has not been able to unite his caucus behind a funding bill.
– If the House and Senate cannot agree on a funding bill, a government shutdown will begin on October 1.
– A government shutdown would have a negative impact on the economy and on the lives of millions of Americans.