Vilsack reacts to potential shutdown as Congressional leaders extend funding deadline by one week – Voice Of Muscatine


Vilsack reacts to potential shutdown as Congressional leaders extend funding deadline by one week

A deal has been reached in Washington that will likely avert a weekend government shutdown.  The stopgap measure pushes back two appropriations deadlines including the deadline for agencies including USDA.

During the Senate Ag Committee’s Oversight Hearing on USDA, Georgia Senator  Raphael Warnock mentioned the apparent deal that was just voted on and asked Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack what consequences of a possible government shutdown keep him up at night, and his list was lengthy.

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