Michael Gessel, Dayton Development Coalition vice president of federal affairs, predicted there would be no shutdown this time, calling it a “political loser.”
“Both sides now believe it’s a political liability to allow the government to shut down,” he said. “We may see some brinkmanship, but in the end, it’s likely they will all come together (with) something.”
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A three-day partial federal government shutdown Jan. 20 sent about 8,600 Wright-Patterson civil service workers home on a one-day work week furlough before congressional lawmakers reached a deal to reopen the government.
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, which opened four hours on the first day of the shutdown, and National Park Service sites in the region temporarily closed. It marked the first shutdown since October 2013.