In 2013, freshman Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas said he had a plan to do something that seemed impossible. He could force President Obama to strip the funding from the landmark health-care law that had come to bear his name — Obamacare — by threatening to shut down the government.
Trump will mark his 100th day in office on April 29. That could also be the day the government partially shuts down, should lawmakers not be able to come to a consensus on the 2017 budget resolution.
By April 28, Congress will have to pass the spending bill to fund the government for the remaining part of fiscal year that ends in September.
Mike Allen of Axios reported, “A top Republican with close ties to the White House tells me that after the GOP failure on healthcare, a government shutdown — looming when a continuing resolution runs out April 28 — is ‘more likely than not.