CONTROL Episode 6: Shutdown Watch Kicks Into Overdrive

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Brendan Buck

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Written by

Annalyse Keller

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02.27.24

With Congress facing a partial government shutdown at the end of the week, hosts Brendan Buck and Annalyse Keller discuss the roadblocks to funding the government and Speaker Johnson’s continued struggle to lead the Republican conference. They talk about the threats Johnson faces from the House Freedom Caucus in moving a spending package and efforts to advance Ukraine foreign aid legislation. Plus, they debate whether Democrats will bail out Johnson if he faces a motion to vacate the chair from the right and, of course, make predictions on the likelihood of a shutdown – all while looking ahead to next week’s SOTU address!