Government Shutdown Looms Over Ongoing Impeachment Proceedings


The clock is ticking and will hit its buzzer in a week if Congress doesn’t come up with a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.

With a November 21 deadline rapidly approaching, members of Congress say they plan to vote next week on a stopgap spending bill that would keep the government running through December 20.

They say that under normal circumstances, getting such a measure approved by the House of Representatives would be a simple process. But because of the ongoing impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, things are anything but normal in Washington right now.

“In a rational world, this would be relatively easy to get accomplished,” Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) told Politico, adding, “But with this president, there’s no way to predict what he’s going to do.” – READ MORE

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