Shutdown inches closer as U.S. House GOP fails to pass defense bill, lawmakers exit D.C.

Short-term spending bill is needed to stave off partial government shutdown when new fiscal year begins Oct. 1

By: - September 21, 2023 3:31 pm
U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.,

The U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on a winter night, as smoke rises from fireplaces. (Jennifer Shutt/States Newsroom)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.