Chad Pergram covers Congress for FOX News. He's won an Edward R. Murrow Award and the Joan Barone Award for his reporting on Capitol Hill.
Fox is told that House and Senate appropriators continue to work behind the scenes to avoid a government shutdown late next week. The government is funded through 11:59:59 pm et November 21.
Senate Apps Cmte Chair Shelby indicated he may meet w/key appropriators tomorrow. Fox is told that mtg may not happen as the sides are trading offers to try to avoid a shutdown.
Three major questions loom as the sides try to avoid a gov't shutdown: 2) What are the allocations for each of the 12 spending areas? The idea is that a CR would allow Hse/Senate to get a deal on spending bills for the next month and implement all of them, en masse, in late Dec
3 questions as they try to avoid a gov't shutdown: 3) What impact does impeachment have on any chance of a government shutdown? One source close to the process described impeachment as a “known unknown,” to paraphrase former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
Amid Kavanaugh furor & threats to mbrs, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) tells Fox that his wife received a text with a video attachment showing a gruesome beheading. Someone has has also released the names of and addresses of his family members.