Talk of a government shutdown is back as Congress wrestles with the federal budget and another stopgap funding bill is set to expire April 8. The need to increase the limits on the nation’s skyrocketing debt is looming as well, a must-do if the nation is to avoid the unthinkable result of defaulting on its financial obligations.
Expert Belle Sawhill examined the serious issues at stake and discusses the status of budget talks on Capitol Hill in a live web chat on April 6. David Mark, senior editor at POLITICO, moderated the discussion.
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