Published September 26, 2013
The U.S. Senate is expected to work on an emergency funding bill this weekend to keep the government operating after its spending authority runs out October 1. The bill would still require approval from the Republican-led House of Representatives, which earlier this week agreed to fund the government only if none of the funds are used to implement President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. But even if lawmakers succeed in averting a costly shutdown, some say the U.S. economy already is paying the price for political dysfunction. Mil Arcega has more.