government shutdown en Hal Rogers: No Government Shutdown in January <p></p><p>Another high-ranking Kentucky Republican lawmaker is predicting that there won’t be a government shutdown in January.</p><p>In an interview in his Washington office, Somerset Republican Congressman Hal Rogers told the Courier-Journal “if we don’t do something, there will be a shutdown, but we’re going to do everything possible to avoid it.”</p><p>Kentucky’s Fifth District Representative joins Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in calling on Congress to make sure there is not a repeat of the shutdown that closed the federal government for 16 days in October. The shutdown ended when a stopgap spending plan was passed that funds the government until January 15.</p><p>Congressman Rogers and his Democratic counterpart are asking a special budget conference group to send them overall government spending numbers by Thanksgiving, in order to expedite the process of creating a new spending plan. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:55:18 +0000 WKU Public Radio News 39840 at Hal Rogers: No Government Shutdown in January