Former US budget committee aide: 'Chances of shutdown are 90%'

The chances of the US government falling into shutdown are as high as 90% - a former budget adviser has claimed.

The US Congress has to agree a new budget, or else non-essential services will have to shut down for the first time since 1996.

Stan Collender, former aide to the House and Senate Budget Committees, told BBC Radio 5 live's Up All Night: "They're considering compromise to be a sin and thinking about it in religious terms which is why were are not getting any resolution to this situation."

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