The U.S. House's vote to fund the federal government on the condition that the Affordable Care Act be defunded is leading many lawmakers to believe that the likelihood of a government shutdown is becoming increasingly more probable.
U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL, 5) says he believes there will be at least a short-term closure of the federal government due to the latest spending battle in Congress.
"Normally I am an optimistic person," Quigley said at an unrelated Chicago press conference Monday. "I mean I'm a Cub(s) fan. Anybody can have a bad century. But this Congress is having a bad couple years. I think one of the problems that we're facing here is that Speaker Boehner doesn't have control of his caucus."
"It is a multi-headed monster, and I think that the tip of the dog's tail, not just the tail wagging the dog, it's the tip of the dog's tail wagging the body politic," the congressman continued. Read more »