Happy Friday, dear readers!
At about 3:00pm today you probably got all sorts of excited knowing that the weekend is almost here. Members of Congress, on the other hand, not so much. A continuing resolution to pass provide funding for the next fiscal year has not passed both Chambers of Congress, so they’ve got that hanging over their heads.
And then there are the polls to worry about. The ever-to-be read Charlie Cook argues that both parties are in jeopardy, not just Republicans, as many think.
Things have gotten so bad that the Senate Chaplain is specifically praying for a resolution to these problems. (Although this has made the news, it’s probably hardly newsworthy. As we write in Surviving Inside Congress, Ben Franklin, at the Constitutional Convention, suggested hiring a chaplain to help the delegates compromise.)
Since many people reserve Sunday afternoon to mope about…we mean prepare for…the upcoming week, don’t forget to factor in a potential shutdown into your plans. Sorry, no Kobuk Valley National Park for you!