Listen: How lawmakers embrace shutdowns as political weapons

Listen: How lawmakers embrace shutdowns as political weapons

In today's Hillcast AM View, your daily morning update on what is going down today in Washington:

Lawmakers from both parties no longer see shutdowns and short-term funding bills as budgetary malpractice, according to federal budget expert Stan Collender.

Host Alexis Simendinger speaks with Collender about how hyperpartisanship has erased fears of election repercussions, encouraging Congress to turn to shutdowns as risk-free political weaponry.

 

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