There Might Be a Government Shutdown This Week. What’s That?

Apr 26, 2017, 11:24 AM

Members of Congress returned to session this week from a two-week recess, and they have quite a task ahead: less than four days left to avert a government shutdown.

Federal funding expires at midnight on Friday, April 28, which is technically Saturday, April 29 —Trump's 100th day in office. In order for the government to continue operating, both chambers of Congress and the White House need to approve an appropriations bill, or a spending bill.