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Mon February 21, 2011
Upton expects federal government shutdown can be avoided
One Michigan congressman is downplaying warnings of a federal government shutdown next week.
Republicans in the House and Democrats in the Senate haven’t agreed on a continuing budget resolution to keep the federal government going beyond March 4th.
Representative Fred Upton expects the US House will offer the US Senate a way to avoid a shutdown.
“My sense is that will we also in the House pass a short-term continuing resolution and send that to the Senate early in the week. Which will allow them to say…here’s a two week extension so we don’t have a shutdown by the end of the week…as well as the long-term…and then we’ll wait and see what the Senate does.”
Upton expects Congress will approve a short-term budget resolution before any federal government services are effected.