Key Democrats want a government funding bill to maintain the solvency of pension plans for hundreds of thousands of workers.
The next potential sleeper cause of a government shutdown? Pensions.
Congress barely averted a shutdown last year amid a fight over miners’ health care. Now the looming collapse of pension plans for the miners — as well as thousands of Teamster truck drivers and food service workers — is fueling another, even more expensive, round of brinkmanship.
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