US Shutdown Watch
- House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner [R-OH] failed to rally Republicans to back what was supposed to be an alternative to the stopgap fiscal bill being discussed in the Senate. This weakens the hand of House GOP lawmakers objecting to the compromise about to emerge from the upper chamber. That bill may, or may not, include some appropriations flexibility for the Department of Defense, within the boundaries of sequestration. WSJ | LAT | Politico | NYT | Defense News | More from Def News.
- About 25% of workers are idled at Aerospace Testing Alliance in Tullahoma, TN.
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