Government shutdown risk spikes as House Republicans leave town in disarray amid hard-right revolt
September 22, 2023
WASHINGTON (AP) — With House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's latest funding plan in ruins and lawmakers leaving town for the weekend, there's no endgame in sight as hard-right Republicans push dangerously closer to a disruptive federal shutdown.
The White House will tell federal agencies on Friday to prepare for a shutdown, according to an official with the Office of Management and Budget who insisted on anonymity to discuss the upcoming instructions. That's standard seven days out from a federal disruption.
The Republican McCarthy has repeatedly tried to appease his hard-right flank by agreeing...