Here we go again…
Congress and the President doing their politiocal brinkmanship…..
The White House told federal agencies on Tuesday to prepare for a government shutdown.
President Obama’s budget director Sylvia Matthews Burwell in a memo to agencies said they should set their plans in case Congress fails to pass a funding measure by the end of the month. The government would shut down Oct. 1 without action by Congress.
While there is time for Congress to act, Burwell wrote that ”prudent management” requires agencies to prepare for a shutdown.
Only activities that are required by law would be allowed to continue to function during a shutdown, the memo states. A similar memo was released twice in 2011 amid potential shutdowns.
Conservative Republicans in the House and Senate are demanding that any government funding bill include language defunding ObamaCare and have said they will oppose a funding measure that doesn’t include the ObamaCare defunding language.Share on Facebook