Government shutdown 2019

Can Congress fix the broken process that governs government spending?

Kimberly Adams Nov 29, 2018
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The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, DC on Jan. 22, 2018 after the U.S. Senate reached a deal to reopen the federal government, with Democrats accepting a compromise spending bill. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Government shutdown 2019

Can Congress fix the broken process that governs government spending?

Kimberly Adams Nov 29, 2018
The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, DC on Jan. 22, 2018 after the U.S. Senate reached a deal to reopen the federal government, with Democrats accepting a compromise spending bill. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
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Congress is facing a December 7 deadline to come up with funding for the government, or face a  partial shutdown.  Taking things down to the wire is more norm than exception these days, and there is widespread agreement that the federal budget process is broken. But getting lawmakers to agree on a fix won’t be easy. 

 

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