(TruthAndLiberty.com) – On Wednesday the White House warned that a possible government shutdown could disrupt air travel, as well as harm the economy, delay applications for loans by small businesses, and halt infrastructure projects.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has thus far not been able to unify the members of his conference in order to pass key spending bills that are required in order for the federal government to not shut down at the end of the month. The more conservative members of the House Republicans have been pushing for further spending cuts in order for any bill to be passed.
The House, which is led by the Republicans, has until September 30 to reach an agreement. If they fail to do so then the government will shut down leading to thousands of federal workers being required to stay home. It would also stop operations in many of the government’s agencies.
The White House in their statement noted that “Extreme House Republicans” were leading the country towards a government shutdown which would have a harmful effect on national security, the economy, and communities across the nation.
They further argued that as Transportation Security Administration officers and air traffic controllers would need to continue without pay the shutdown would likely cause delay for travelers at airports across the U.S. As they pointed out this has been the case in previous government shutdowns.
In 2019, the government’s shutdown had caused problems in the travel plans of thousands of Americans and extensive delays at airports.
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