Feds don’t need shutdown plans, lawmakers say
Lawmakers are still in the process of negotiating the fiscal 2016 ominous spending bill only four working days before current appropriations lapse on Dec. 11. But most lawmakers do not anticipate disruptions in federal government operations.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, told FCW that he believes there is enough goodwill on both sides of the aisle to prevent a shutdown.
“I am certainly hoping that everybody will come together and figure out this week we should really agree to keep the government open,” he said.