On December 11th, Senator Ron Johnson's out-of-touch priorities could force another disastrous shutdown of the federal government. Congress must pass either appropriations bills or a continuing resolution by next Friday to avert a repeat of the irresponsible and reckless 2013 shutdown.

The deadline for congressional action to avert a government shutdown is Friday, December 11th, 2015. 

What can happen:

-The House of Representatives can fail to pass legislation: The Republican-controlled House required the resignation of the Speaker of the House to avert sending the federal government into default last month.
-Senators running for president could attempt to shut down the government: Senators Ted Cruz (R - TX), Marco Rubio (R - FL), Rand Paul (R - KY) and Lindsay Graham (R - SC), will all have opportunities to raise their standing among Tea Party activists by stalling must-pass legislation.
-The Senate could pass poisonous legislation: The Republican-controlled Senate could pass legislation with Senator Johnson's priorities such as defunding Planned Parenthood or repealing the Affordable Care Act.

Robert Hansen


Grew up in Escanaba MI, now living in Greenfield WI. Father, Activist, Past @ironstache @newstalk1510am @mkedems. Opinions are mine.