OBAMA ADMIN. STARTS PREPARATIONS FOR SHUTDOWN…” but “prudent management” requires that the government get ready for a shutdown.”

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
By Paul Martin

AP.org
Sep 18, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is telling federal agencies to prepare for a possible government shutdown.

The Office of Management and Budget sent a letter to agency heads this week ordering them to make contingency plans if Congress does not reach a deal to fund the government after Sept. 30. The letter from OMB director Sylvia Burwell says there is still enough time for Congress to prevent a lapse in funding, but “prudent management” requires that the government get ready for a shutdown.

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