Shutdown Deadline Approaches
The deadline for congress to come up with a budget compromise is midnight tonight – Based on what’s happened in Washington in the last 24 hours, there’s a very real possibility of a government shutdown. The House of Representatives passed a one month budget extension that’s expected to come to a screeching halt in the senate as democrats insist on protecting undocumented immigrants set to lose legal status in March. Social security and Medicare checks will still go out… But visa and passport processing could stop in its tracks. And one other note members of congress are also considered essential workers. So if the government shuts down they still get paid.