Congress has to pass legislation to fund the government by Jan. 19. Otherwise, there will be a partial government shutdown. And some policy analysts believe there’s a good chance a partial shutdown is coming. That’s because Democrats and Republicans are far apart on issues like immigration, and the ratio of defense and non-defense spending. They also have to address funding for disaster relief and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). But lawmakers are also aware that if past history is any guide, a shutdown could rattle the stock market.
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