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The Biden Administration sent a message to federal agencies on Thursday to prepare for a potential government shutdown in the coming weeks.

The news comes as Democrats and Republicans in congress are set to go to war over the White House’s proposed budget.

As Fox Business reports:

The Senate is expected to vote as soon as Monday on a House-passed bill that will keep the government funded through early December and raise the $28 trillion debt ceiling. But the bill is almost certainly doomed in the upper chamber, where all but four Republican senators have promised to vote against it. Democrats would need to secure the support of at least 10 GOP lawmakers to overcome a filibuster.

It’s unclear what comes next: Without a short-term spending bill, the government is set to shut down next week. At the same time, the federal government will run out of cash to pay is bills sometime in November unless the debt ceiling is raised or suspended, according to multiple warnings from Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.

Democrats have said a shutdown on their watch is not an option and have pledged to do whatever it takes to keep the government open. That could force the party to delink the debt ceiling from the short-term spending bill.

Republicans have argued for months that with a monopoly control on power in Washington, Democrats need to go it alone and raise the debt ceiling as part of their $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill, which is not subject to Senate filibuster rules.

Others, including Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen have warned that any such shutdown could have catastrophic consequences for the economy.


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Rosanne Coppo
Rosanne Coppo
1 month ago

GOOD !! SHUT IT ALL DOWN !!! It doesnt work anyway !!!

Janie Falgout
Janie Falgout
1 month ago
Reply to  Rosanne Coppo

Shutting down will be good for America, keep the idiots from additional damage. That would be fine for dementia Joe, he can take more vacations

Robert Ewing
Robert Ewing
1 month ago
Reply to  Janie Falgout

Unfortunately, the White House has a special Joe Biden basement also.

PatrioTEA
PatrioTEA
1 month ago
Reply to  Rosanne Coppo

Oh it works, but just NOT to our benefit or in our interest.

Nate
Nate
1 month ago
Reply to  PatrioTEA

Exactly! Other countries may bitch more because they’re not breaking it off in us during closing hours!

Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 month ago
Reply to  Rosanne Coppo

And defund the crooked White House and congress

David Baker
David Baker
1 month ago

Gee, its not as if this is an annual event, and a glowing tribute to the dysfunction of our leadership. The “Two Party” ruse has done more damage to America than all the wars, economic debacles and ‘pandemics’ combined. Maybe we should shut down this regime permanently, and finally install a government that will adhere to our Constitution, and not the Manifesto.

Courageous Lion
Courageous Lion
1 month ago
Reply to  David Baker

Speaking of the Manifsto

Alfie
Alfie
1 month ago
Reply to  David Baker

There are supposedly “two” parties, R and D.
There is a third party, and it is of equal numbers to the Rs and Ds, and it is the C party.
The Catholics are all traitors and are third of congress and senate. 
Half the “C” traitors call themselves r, half d. 
A third of all elected are “C” traitors. They invite the illegal alien “C” invaders. 
The only difference between Muslim and “C” is the Continent they destroy! Vote for ANY Muslim and you vote to destroy your nation. Vote for ANY “C” and you vote to destroy your nation.

David Baker
David Baker
1 month ago
Reply to  Alfie

Your Catholics notwithstanding, there should be no ‘parties’ within our government structure. They have specific functions defined by our Constitution, and they swear to support and defend the same . Once a government divides their constituents along cultural gender/race/sexual orientation lines, they are revealing the teeth of tyranny and oppression.

Tony
Tony
1 month ago
Reply to  Alfie

You can’t tie every conversation to Catholics as much as you want to. This is not a religion discussion as much as you hate them.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson
1 month ago

We are all better of if Biden is shut down.

PatrioTEA
PatrioTEA
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve Johnson

And Kamala, and Nancy, and…….! But who is going to shut down Soros???

GennieB
GennieB
1 month ago
Reply to  PatrioTEA

Laws I Pray!

Alfie
Alfie
1 month ago
Reply to  PatrioTEA

Biden is CATHOLIC. Pelosi is CATHOLIC McConnell is CATHOLIC. The SCOTUS is CATHOLIC. Catholics do not compromise. It is the Bi-babble and the VATICAN or death. (be “C” or be dead).. This has been their tactic for a thousand years.
You are hitting close to the problem, so the solution is workable!
You have to know who the enemy is before a solution can be given.
All Catholics lie. When elected and sworn in they say they will defend the Constitution. This is alie.
All Catholics say ‘god before country’ This really means ‘ VATICAN before the USA’. This is treason.
YOU have to acknowledge the threat. YOU have to do away with political correct.
Coming across the borders are illegal alien VATICAN “C” invaders.
The VATICAN oppressors is the largest, most powerful most corrupt corp. on earth.
There is not one successful “C” nation on earth. 

David Baker
David Baker
1 month ago
Reply to  Alfie

Numb Nuts sure looks like a Jew to me. One photo of him may as well have been that of a Rabbi.

Paul short
Paul short
1 month ago
Reply to  PatrioTEA

Not a War or Great Army but 1 Man destroying America

Robert Ewing
Robert Ewing
1 month ago
Reply to  PatrioTEA

God is going to shut down Sorus, and soon.
Believe it.

David Baker
David Baker
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert Ewing

Soros is just about to check out from natural causes, as is Numb Nuts. That is why their proteges are being groomed for the continuation of their agendas. Our schools have churned out the most egregiously reactionary liberal “Useful Idiots” on the planet, and they’re playing the roles of their sociopolitical ancestors, who ushered in oppressive regimes that played no favorites among their pogrom decimated populations.

Tony
Tony
1 month ago
Reply to  PatrioTEA

China might shut him down permanently if they catch him.

GennieB
GennieB
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve Johnson

yes we are.