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By Gordon Forgey

Another shutdown?


February 14, 2019

It is still up in the air.

The long awaited compromise to avoid another government shutdown is in the works. It is being cautiously called an agreement “in principle.” A tentative agreement may be a better description.

As of this writing, stalwarts on both sides are not enthusiastic, but more main stream members of both houses of Congress have made progress in crafting legislation to end the threat of a second shutdown as President Trump vowed.

The votes in both houses seem to be enough to bring the deal to the President. At this point, however, it is unclear what he will do. Over the...

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