12:30 pm EST - 1:00 pm EST

Past Event

The Federal Budget and Prospects for a Government Shutdown: A Live Web Chat with Isabel Sawhill

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EST

The Brookings Institution
Online Only

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC

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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