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Congress Avoids Shutdown but Kicks the Can Down the Road Again

Last week, Congress passed a short-term Continuing Resolution to avoid a government shutdown. For those who think that shutdowns are politically bad, this is a victory. I for one am relieved that they didn’t use the CR as a way to restore the full-lending authority of the crony Export Import Ban,k and I commend the senate for it. My Ex-Im happiness is, however, overshadowed somewhat by the fact that once again Congress resorted to a short-term CR as opposed to a long-term one.
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