Rep. Mike Quigley On Spending, Infrastructure, Possible Government Shutdown

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by GOP leaders, talks to reporters briefly to warn that Republicans will block the House-passed measure to keep the government funded and suspend the federal debt limit despite setting up a high-stakes showdown that will risk of triggering a fiscal crisis, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. From left are Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Sen. McConnell, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by GOP leaders, talks to reporters briefly to warn that Republicans will block the House-passed measure to keep the government funded and suspend the federal debt limit despite setting up a high-stakes showdown that will risk of triggering a fiscal crisis, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. From left are Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Sen. McConnell, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo

Rep. Mike Quigley On Spending, Infrastructure, Possible Government Shutdown

A government shutdown will go into effect Thursday at midnight if Congress does act to fund the federal government.

Meanwhile, lawmakers are getting closer to voting on two massive pieces of President Biden’s agenda: A $1 trillion infrastructure package and a $3.5 trillion spending plan.

Reset checks in with a local lawmaker who sits on the powerful Appropriations Committee.

GUEST: Congressman Mike Quigley, Democrat representing Illinois’s 5th district