Government shutdowns are disruptive and hurt the very people lawmakers are working to protect. Neither party wants a shutdown - especially ahead of the November elections - and this short-term spending bill will ultimately show how Congress will come to a solution.
As much as lawmakers hope to avoid a government shutdown, it might be unavoidable. Many GOP lawmakers refuse to vote for Manchin's proposals, and progressives are joining an alliance of what Manchin calls "strange bedfellows." There's no guarantee that the institution of Congress will keep the federal government funded.