Roy Meyers, Political Science, on Slate and the Washington Post

With threats of a federal government shutdown looming, Slate asks this week what would happen if Congress fails to pass a continuing resolution—if the federal government stops funding itself and has to close down? Beyond the serious impacts of an actual shutdown, Slate and Ezra Klein’s Washington Post blog quote Roy Meyers, professor of political science, as writing, “Just anticipating a shutdown wastes a great deal of time—agencies must understand OMB and Justice guidelines, and then develop contingency plans… And when regular appropriations are delayed, uncertainty about final appropriations leads many managers to hoard funds; in some cases, hiring and purchasing stops.” For more, see Meyers’ article, “Late Appropriations and Government Shutdowns: Frequency, Causes, Consequences, and Remedies.”


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