As students and politicians go back to work, it seems like one may get some time off before the other in America. Congress is only back to work this week but some experts are predicting another shutdown by 1 Oct due to spending differences. Congress needs to fund the US government by the 1 Oct or it will shutdown. However with the animosity between the two parties as pointed as ever, there are some saying it will not happen in time. This would be good evidence for the importance of parties within Congress as well as potentially looking at the strength of Congress over the President as President Obama’s time draws ever nearer to ending. It is obviously also a notable impact of checks and balances in the US system.