If Congress does not move swiftly, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will shut down this Friday at midnight. Prevention of a partial government shutdown rests on spending bills and possibly a small stopgap. However, the House is in recess until Wednesday this week, leaving just over 48 hours to take the appropriate actions. Some lawmakers have spoken optimistically about the tall order, but others aren’t so sure.

The Agriculture-FDA bill has many sticking points that have hindered progress. Nutrition funding remains a primary debate, as well. If the shutdown occurs, USDA and FDA would be restricted to only essential operations, likely impacting food inspections and key benefit programs at both agencies.

Read more on the shutdown probability here.