“It’s an exercise in futility,” said McConnell in the article. “It’s better to be honest with the American people and say, ‘That won’t get it done.’”
The proposed ‘clean bill’ would serve as a stopgap measure and buy time to negotiate a long-term government funding bill later in the year, thereby avoiding the latest threat of shutdown in the process. This temporary fix would also give Congress time to address pending tax extenders legislation and other broader policy issues coming out of the August recess.
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