The last government shutdown deadline ousted the House speaker. This week's showdown could be calmer
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Nov. 2, 2023. The last time Congress tried to fund the government to prevent a federal shutdown, it cost House Speaker Kevin McCarthy his job. This time, Johnson appears on track for a better outcome. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP-File)
LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent
Originally Published: November 14, 2023 10:43 a.m.