Alford Says Government Shutdown Appears Likely

There’s been no progress so far in heading off a shutdown of the federal government, which is now less than five days away.

A small group of Republican U.S. House members are rebelling against the debt ceiling reduction agreement reached earlier this year.

Western Missouri Congressman Mark Alford is NOT part of the breakaway group, he says he’s friends with one of them:

Those spending bills include the National Defense Authorization Act, reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration, and the new farm bill.