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September 28, 2023

Headed For a Government Shutdown: An Overview of the Policy and Political Factors Driving the Congressional Crisis on Federal Spending


The Arnold & Porter Legislative & Public Policy Group will send periodic updates on efforts to pass legislation to fund the federal government past September 30. We will share updates on relevant events in the House and Senate. Today’s update is designed to provide a baseline understanding of which proposals are in play and what political considerations may impact the policy decisions under consideration in Congress and the White House.

We believe the likelihood of a federal government shutdown is high as both the House and Senate forge different paths to fund the government with no clear strategy to negotiate an agreement before midnight on Saturday, September 30.