NPR reports that, yet again, Congress is twisting itself up in temporary measures and can-kicking because of failure to find agreement on major issues.
House leaders are drafting a bill to postpone a potential government shutdown from midnight on Friday night to the end of the day on Dec. 21… it is the fight over money for President Trump’s planned wall on the U.S. border with Mexico that has been the main sticking point in the talks so far.
[T]he new plan is for the House to unanimously approve the two-week spending stopgap before sending it to the Senate for final approval before the deadline at the end of the week, according to several Congressional aides familiar with the talks.
Discussions about budget process reform are not abstract. And after Congress failed to act with the Joint Select Committee to achieve even the smallest of changes, the problems seem even more stark.
The American people deserve better.