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Tick, tick: Dem anxiety spikes as GOP digs in over shutdown countdown

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Democrats are suddenly scrambling to avoid a possible government shutdown in less than 72 hours amid stalled talks with GOP leaders and conservatives now vowing a rebellion over the Biden administration's Covid vaccine mandate.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her deputies had planned to reach a deal on a stopgap spending bill with Republicans by Wednesday morning, allowing both chambers to quickly approve the measure and avoid a funding lapse by midnight Friday. But GOP leaders have dug in on their opposition to the Democrats' plan, just as their party's far-right flank vows to use its procedural...
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