GOP risks government shutdown to fight Biden vaccine mandate

White House
Posted at 7:10 PM, Dec 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-01 22:10:10-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government could be heading for a temporary shutdown.

Republicans in Congress are poised to stall a must-pass funding bill as they force a debate on rolling back the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for some workers.

Conservative Republicans in the House and Senate want to take a hardline stand against the mandated vaccinations.

Delays could cause a shutdown Friday that lasts through the weekend. But not all Republicans are on board, saying even a short stoppage of the federal government will not play well with the public.

The White House is confident Congress will approve funding to keep the government running.