GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN COULD BE TWO WEEKS AWAY - November 28, 2017
Congress Returns With Less Than Two Weeks to Avoid a Shutdown
By Erich Wagner, Government Executive
Congress has returned from recess to face a crowded legislative calendar, with little time to sort out how to keep the lights on at federal agencies next month.
Lawmakers must pass a spending deal by Dec. 8 to avert a government shutdown. Earlier this month, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said he expects Congress will approve a short-term continuing resolution to keep the government open until the end of 2017, in order to give members additional time to work out a deal to fund the government through the end of fiscal 2018.