Get Ready for a Washington Train Wreck in December

Bloomberg/Anna Edgerton/11-09-17

Republicans in Congress are so focused on passing a massive tax overhaul this year that they’re saying little publicly about another December deadline — the day the government would shut down if the GOP can’t reach a deal with Democrats on spending and other hot-button issues.

Current funding expires Dec. 8, and as hard as it is for Republicans and Democrats to agree on spending, they’ve made the situation worse by punting other difficult issues to December.

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