Congress can stop budgeting by crisis and start budgeting for the future Americans deserve.
It’s time to stop shutdowns for good.
Government shutdowns only started after a Carter Administration decision in 1980.
Congress can return to the way it used to budget and pass the Prevent Government Shutdowns Act to keep lawmakers at the table until new spending bills are enacted.
Treating shutdowns as leverage never leads to better policy.
Fixing runaway spending and crushing debt is important—but a shutdown fight has never resulted in a cut to government spending.
It’s time to end the crisis-to-crisis governing that only gives us lose-lose situations.