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US Lawmakers Point Fingers as Funding Deadline Looms

The U.S. Congress has fewer than two weeks to extend federal spending authority or face a partial government shutdown when the fiscal year ends September 30.   While many Americans are focused on the presidential contest, Washington is careening towards a funding deadline that could become a major distraction for both political parties if non-essential government services grind to a halt weeks before the November elections. “It is something we must deal with.  And we will,”...

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