House Republicans are back to their old game of holding the country hostage by refusing to fund the government for more than a few weeks or months at a time. The latest “Continuing Resolution” will run only until December 11. The bill includes money to resolve problems at VA hospitals, but ignores the USPS:
The measure avoids more controversial provisions, such as addressing the U.S. Postal Service’s plan to close 82 facilities nationwide in 2015. A majority of senators and 160 House representatives wrote to their respective appropriations committees asking that any spending bill delay closures for one year.