The Pentagon issued an urgent plea Thursday for Congress to pass a fully-funded budget for this year on the eve of a vote to temporarily fund the government at last year’s levels for two more weeks.
But Norquist said even a two-week CR would result in costly delays in programs that are vital to America’s national security.
[Office of Management and Budget] and the White House submitted it, and if you have seen the congressional marks, they have been very supportive of the administrations budget,” Norquist said.
In the event of a shutdown, only essential civilian employees would report to work and only activities that are deemed to be directly related to warfighting, national security, protection of life and property would continue.
Military personnel would report to work, but could not be paid until the shutdown ends.