It’s understandable that the Syria issue has consumed Congress, but eventually, they’re going to have to make a call and move on.
WHNT News 19 Political Analyst Jess Brown notes, “The Congress has other fish to fry. And they may not be looking forward to it, but there’s some legal deadlines that Congress faces on budget issues.”
Remember the sequestration showdown? Well, we’ve still got a whole new budget crisis to fix by the end of the fiscal year.
Brown adds, “They can’t just fool around for weeks and weeks worrying about Syria, not if the leadership wants to devote some of their time to budget matters.”
If past debates have taught us anything, it’s that Congress needs time to navigate these political waters.
Plus, we’ve also still got major immigration legislation simmering on the back burner.
Brown assesses, “I think there’s a wide swathe of the Democrats in Congress and even a segment of Republicans in Congress who have a political incentive, the 2014 election cycle, they have a political incentive to keep immigration reform still on the table.”
So Syria must get handled, because even after, Congress has its hands full.
The fiscal year ends at the end of the month.
Congress will have to have some kind of budget deal by then or the government will shut down.