President Donald Trump has warned Congress that he'll never sign another $1 trillion-plus government-wide spending bill like the one he did in March.
His message to lawmakers in both parties is this: Get your act together before the next budget lands on my desk.
After a brief government shutdown earlier this year, lawmakers agree on the need for budgeting day-to-day operations of government by the old-fashioned way. That means weeks of open debate and amendments that empower rank-and-file lawmakers, rather than concentrating power in the hands of a few leaders meeting in secret.
But it's unclear whether Capitol Hill's dysfunction will block that effort.
The worst-case scenario? A government shutdown just a month before Election Day as Republicans and Democrats fight for control of the House and possibly the Senate.
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