Shutdown is not inevitable, Biden says
Asked by a reporter today if a government shutdown is inevitable, Biden said, “I don’t think anything is inevitable in politics.”
Before meeting with science and technology advisers, the president was also asked if there was anything that could be done to prevent a shutdown. “If I knew that, I would have done it already,” he said.
Biden closed out his remarks by calling on House Republicans to “do their job, fund the government.” The president also pointed to the impact a shutdown could have on science: “If we have a government shutdown, a lot of vital work in science and health could be impacted from cancer research to food safety.”