Government Shutdown: The Aftermath
Will There Be Another Shutdown in January?
On Wednesday, the Senate reached a deal to reopen the government after a more than two-week shutdown. The agreement funds the government at pre-shutdown levels until Jan. 15 and also suspended the debt ceiling until Feb. 7.
While the deal did set up a framework for bipartisan talks on taxes and government spending, it did nothing to address to root causes of disagreement between the two parties: spending and the size and role of government. It largely maintained the status quo, making it possible that October's play will be staged yet again...