A showdown between the White House and the House of Representatives threatens to result in a government shutdown later this month.
President Trump reportedly would not rule out a government shutdown on Sunday, and top Democrats also voiced concern that the two sides may not reach a funding agreement by the Nov. 21 deadline.
The last government shutdown happened Dec. 22, 2018 and lasted for 35 days, the longest U.S. government shutdown in history.
A key sticking point during those negotiations — funding for a wall along the southern border — still remains an obstacle to an agreement on a fiscal 2020 appropriations bill, and the added specter of impeachment has widened the gulf between the two sides.
We remain concerned that even if another continuing resolution deal is reached, there is a growing possibility of a full-year continuing resolution, which would block new starts and prevent a planned 3.1% pay raise for members of the military.
AUSN will continue to monitor the situation along with The Military Coalition and we will keep our members informed on the latest developments.