As you have undoubtedly heard, funding authorization for the federal government runs out on September 30. If legislation to reauthorize funding is not passed, the federal government will “shut down.”
A group within the House Majority is now insisting they will not support any measure to keep the government running that does not completely defund Health Care Reform, which is set to start providing instant tax credits for and access to affordable health insurance on January 1 to millions of Americans who have no other way to buy coverage. How this argument will play out remains unclear.
In the coming days, I will continue pushing my colleagues in Congress to act responsibly to keep our government open. However, here’s what you should know in the event Congress fails to pass a budget and our government shuts down:
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