We all remember October 2013, when the House and Senate couldn’t agree on a bill to fund the government, causing it to shutdown. Well on November 13, 2014, CNN reported that there could possibly be another Governmental shutdown in the works as early as January 2015, this time involving the decision of Immigration.
Congressional Republicans are vowing to fight President Barack Obama’s plan to make immigration changes through executive action, but they are struggling with how to do that without triggering another government shutdown. The debate over how to confront Obama is posing a sudden challenge for Republican leaders fresh off their victories during last week’s midterm elections, which gave them control of both chambers of Congress for the first time in nearly a decade.
However, a very confident Mitch McConnell, who is expected to become the Senate majority leader in January when Republicans take control of the chamber, on ruled out any possibility of a government shutdown or any default on the national debt stating, “Republicans would take positions Obama wouldn’t like but pledged not to shut down the government.”