Prof. John Kincaid was quoted in a Sept. 28 article by about how a local member of Congress was preparing for a possible federal government shutdown.

Government shutdowns are not as frequent as they were in the 1970s and 1980s, but they have become more disruptive in recent years and reveal the nation’s political divisions, said Kincaid, Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service. A shutdown was averted on Saturday (Sept. 30) when President Joe Biden signed a temporary bill after Congress, facing a midnight deadline, approved a stopgap funding deal.

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