Congress’ failure to pass a budget or a continuing resolution funding non-essential government operations led to a seventeen-day shutdown of the federal government from October 1 through October 16. After agreeing to a short-term continuing resolution, Congress re-opened the government to at least January 15, 2014 when the current funding legislation will expire.
As Citizens for Political Reform, it’s up to all of us to make our collective voice heard to influence our leaders in Washington and across the country to make our government work. Every week, BPC will ask Citizens for Political Reform questions to solicit ways to improve government. Responses to these questions will be used to help inform the Commission on Political Reform and policy makers about public opinion.