As of Thursday evening, it looks like a government shutdown is likely to happen.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY has delayed consideration of a bipartisan budget package to keep the government open past midnight.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer struck a deal which Rand Paul objected to repeatedly.
Rand Paul’s objection could delay a final Senate vote until 1 a.m. Friday which is past the deadline to keep the government open.
Rand Paul said he was asking for a recorded vote on reversing the bill’s spending increases.