The US government is on the brink of a shutdown as Congress has failed to reach an agreement on funding before the midnight deadline.

However, there is some hope as Speaker Kevin McCarthy is now floating a two-week, clean short-term funding bill with no attachments 

It remains to be seen whether this will be enough to prevent a shutdown. 

A government shutdown can have serious consequences for federal employees and the public at large. It’s important that lawmakers work together to find a solution that benefits everyone involved.