Friday, September 23, 2011
Here we go again
Washington is facing another potential government shutdown in a new partisan dispute over federal spending. Republican-controlled House has approved a short-term funding measure that would link disaster relief to cutting funds for energy-efficient cars. Senate Democrats have vowed to reject the bill. If the dispute is not resolved, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s disaster relief fund will run out of money next week and the entire government would have to shut down on October 1.