The current continuing resolution under which the federal government is operating expires Nov. 22, and concern is growing that lawmakers and the White House will be unable to act to keep the government open.
“I’m increasingly worried that President Trump will want to shut down the government again because of impeachment,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday, according to Politico.
The Senate is expected to pass this week a series of four spending bills – the annual defense appropriations bill is not included in the package – but a broader continuing resolution will probably be necessary to avoid another government shutdown.
Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) has said another continuing resolution would likely cover federal spending into February or March to allow more time to negotiate.
Army Corps of Engineers photo of Sen. Chuck Schumer by Edward Loomis