OMB Has Contingency Plan For Shutdown: White House

Law360, New York (February 23, 2011, 1:30 PM EST) -- As Congress attempts to break its budgetary gridlock by a March 4 deadline, the Office of Management and Budget is preparing contingency plans to keep vital operations functioning during a potential government shutdown, White House officials said Tuesday.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said during a press briefing that he was hopeful negotiators in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate would be able to reach a deal to continue funding government operations before current spending authority expires on March 4, but added that, if...
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