Political and Legislative

Congress Heads Toward Shutdown and a Debt Crisis

Congress is charging toward a government shutdown and debt default and appears to have no backup plan roughly a week before federal agencies would have to shutter their doors.

The Senate will vote as soon as Monday on a House-passed bill that would fund the government into early December and suspend the debt ceiling through 2022. But Republicans will block that bill from getting the 10 votes needed to break a filibuster because of the debt ceiling hike, and GOP senators stress that they aren’t bluffing. 

What comes next? Lawmakers aren’t totally sure. 

Read the source article at The Hill

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