Government Shut-Down Still Possible By Frank Lenzi Published: Sep 23, 2013 at 7:04 AM PDT Last Updated: Sep 23, 2013 at 7:04 AM PDT Share this story print email In this Sept. 19, 2013, photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks with reporters about the looming deadline to fund the government and the fight among House Republicans on a strategy on Capitol Hill in Washington. In comments on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sept. 22, Pelosi says Republicans are using their opposition to health care reform as an excuse to shut down the federal government. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) A lot of us are asking if lawmakers in Washington D.C. will be able to make a deal to avoid a government shut down. ABC News Political Analyst Steve Roberts says it won't happen any time soon.