The brinksmanship continues on Capitol Hill as lawmakers face a possible shutdown of the federal government when the current budget legislation expires March 4. What’s at the heart of the budget battle? Can Congress and the White House come together in a compromise to avoid a shutdown, and what are the consequences if they fail?
On March 2 at 12:30 p.m., expert Isabel Sawhill took your questions on the latest developments in the federal budget negotiations and the prospects for a government shutdown in a web chat moderated by POLITICO’s Seung Min Kim.
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[On the possibility of ongoing secret negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea] I am always wondering if my chain is being yanked. It could also mean Kim is trying to undermine Moon, who positions himself as a broker between the U.S. and North Korea. These two potential explanations are not mutually exclusive.