Three reasons an all-hands-on-deck meeting with Biden might not be enough to stop a government shutdown

President Joe Biden called a meeting with congressional leaders Tuesday to discuss a path forward as lawmakers brace for a potential government shutdown at the end of this week.

The meeting on Tuesday is supposed to help all sides come together to find an agreement that will keep key parts of the government funded and avoid a partial shutdown. Despite bringing the top congressional leaders together at the White House, it might be too late in the game to put the spending train back on the rails.

Here are three reasons why Biden’s last-minute effort might be too little too late.

The House is still on recess 

The House headed home for a 12-day recess on Feb. 15 and isn’t set to return until Feb. 28, just three days before they will need to pass legislation in
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