The Federal government is facing a real chance of a shutdown if a compromise is not reached in Congress before September 30th. The impact to the region, nevertheless the nation, is hard to determine because mandatory spending will continue during a shutdown.
However, discretionary spending will come to a halt. According to the US Chamber of Commerce, past impasses have led to furloughs of federal contractor employees, closed national parks, put infrastructure projects on hold, as well as delays around items such as permits, passports, bankruptcy, mortgage and banking applications, to name a few.
Negotiations to structure an 11th hour deal are still occurring, including a proposal from the Problem Solvers Caucus, which is a bipartisan group of US House Members. The proposal includes:
The Senate returned to legislative Session on August 3rd to “sign” the General Fund bill (HB611), with Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward previously stating, “I understand the importance of getting the General Appropriations Budget to the governor before the school year begins, as well as the funding to organizations. Pennsylvanians are counting on us to finish this process and we will by calling the Senate back before the end of August to sign HB 611. It will be sent to the Governor allowing Treasurer Stacy Garrity to disperse the monies where it is needed in a timely manner.”
First Name: Kamani
Last Name: Johns
Major: Visual Arts
School: Lincoln University of PA
Graduation Year: 2025
About Me: I am a 20-year-old from Chester, PA. I grew up in a household with a single mother and my 5 other siblings. I am the middle child! I am a student athlete of 9+ years, I run track. I like to design and create things; I have a very creative mind. I hope to become an interior designer/graphic designer/photographer one day (it’s hard to choose one so I want to do all!). On the side I like to take photos and I also model other people’s brands/businesses. Lastly, I am an honor student who is dedicated to her work and future.
Why did I choose my major: My college did not have interior design as a major so the closest I would get is visual arts and plus I wanted to tap deeper