Congress is nearing a Sept. 30 deadline to pass a spending bill in order to keep the government running. On Friday, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved that legislation, but it included what Democrats call a “poison pill” — a provision that would defund Obamacare. The Democratic-controlled Senate is expected to reject the plan. We examine the politics of the budget battle. Is the country headed for a government shutdown?
Julie Hirschfeld Davis, congressional and politics reporter for Bloomberg News
John Bresnahan, senior congressional reporter for POLITICO
Paul Singer, congress and politics editor for USA Today