The U.S. could be headed toward a government shutdown.
Congress needs to agree on a new funding bill by the end of this month, if not, thousands of federal employees will be sent home.
That will mean curtailing many services and programmes.
It’s not the first time this has happened.
American politicians seem to be constantly pushing budget negotiations to the brink.
It’s yet another sign of a deeply divided political landscape in Washington.
So, what will a government shutdown mean for Americans and the world?
Presenter: Laura Kyle
Rina Shah – Founder and Principal at the political intelligence firm Rilax Strategies.
Thomas Gift, Director at the Centre on U.S. Politics at University College London.
Elaine Kamarck – Founding Director at the Center for Effective Public Management at Brookings.
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