Impeachment on collision course with possible shutdown


National News

October 31, 2019 - 10:12 AM

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff hold a press conference on the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. (Kirk McKoy/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

WASHINGTON — Congress could navigate a shutdown and a presidential impeachment inquiry if lawmakers and the Trump administration can’t reach an agreement on government funding during the next three weeks.

The two events haven’t overlapped before in the nation’s history. If that happens next month, however, roughly 2 million federal workers would get hit in their wallets as the holiday season begins, including staffers working on the impeachment proceedings.

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer on Tuesday preemptively blamed President Donald Trump.

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