By Steve Benen
Current funding for the federal government runs out a week from Thursday, just nine days from now, and it’s apparently up to House Republicans to avoid another government shutdown.
What could possibly go wrong?
The basic dynamic is pretty simple: the parties already agree on spending levels, but GOP lawmakers claim to be outraged by President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. A variety of congressional Republicans want to leverage a spending bill to undo the White House policy – a move that would guarantee that the government’s lights would go out on Dec. 11.
They'll simply raise the ceiling again