Biden Admin Warns Government Shutdown Could Hurt COVID-19 Fight, Mandates

The White House on Monday warned that the looming government shutdown could hurt the Biden administration’s COVID-19 mandates. Congress has until the end of September pass legislation to avert a shutdown as Republicans and Democrats have struggled to come to an agreement on a number of measures. Government shutdowns, which generally don’t last longer than a month, can cause the disruption of the federal government’s programs and services, not limited to closing down national parks and institutions, some Defense Department programs, and programs that are funded by laws rather than annual appropriations acts. As a result, some public health measures could be impacted due to the shutdown, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday. “It is never a good thing for the government to shut down, and that is why we are doing everything we can to prevent that from happening,” Psaki said in response to a question. …Read More

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