The U.S. Government started notifying workers on Thursday that a shutdown appears likely, as lawmakers continue to disagree on a plan forward. The Senate has continued to work on a bipartisan agreement to fund the government into November; however, the measure is likely doomed in the House. There, a faction of conservative Republicans are demanding deeper cuts along with legislation to secure the southern border. Likewise, the House is set to vote on its own short-term funding measure on Friday, which will not pass the Senate.
Federal agencies will run out of money on Sunday if no agreement is reached. A shutdown would force the government to only execute its most essential functions, resulting in the furlough of thousands of federal workers and the halting of a wide range of federal services.