Listen: Lawmakers say shutdown fears are real

Listen: Lawmakers say shutdown fears are real
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A solution in Congress that might end brinkmanship over immigration and federal spending ahead of a Friday night government funding deadline hinges on politics and trust.

A veteran budget expert sees a “perfect political storm” mid-week as lawmakers rush to avoid a government shutdown. AM View talks with the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Bill Hoagland about Congress’s dilemma and how lawmakers painted themselves into a corner.

The Hill’s Peter Sullivan also describes how a bipartisan effort to lower drug prices could be grafted to a long-term budget later this year, despite opposition from the pharmaceutical lobby.

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