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Could spending bills cause a government shutdown?

Molly Reynolds, fellow in Governance Studies, discusses the three upcoming “must-pass” votes in Congress, which focus on government spending. Reynolds explains the political forces at play and describes the factors that will shape the spending bills as Congress tries to avoid another government shutdown.

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