As the looming government shutdown threatens to drastically impact federal operations, President Joe Biden has tasked his new Congressional Liaison, Shuwanza Goff, with the critical job of maintaining communication between the executive branch and lawmakers. Goff, a former House Appropriations staffer and the vice president at the Biden Foundation, was recently tapped for the top role, making her the leading official in charge of ensuring the new administration’s legislative agenda is passed by Congress. In her new role, Goff must ensure that Biden’s legislative proposals are communicated to Congress in a timely manner, while keeping in mind the demands of both Republican and Democrat lawmakers. In addition, Goff must also help the administration navigate potential legislative roadblocks that could lead to a government shutdown. The government shutdown has been a source of political turmoil for many years. If the government does shut down, Goff will be responsible for negotiating a budget agreement between the White House and Congress to fund the federal government’s operations while avoiding any long lasting economic impact. Despite the difficult challenges the upcoming months may bring, Goff is determined to ensure the Biden administration’s agenda is successful even in the midst of the current political climate. Gulping down a cup of hot coffee during the busiest days, Goff’s smile remains visible behind her eyes, a sign of the many promising opportunities that lie ahead. While the odds may seem insurmountable, Goff is confident that the new administration will find success in getting their legislative proposals through Congress and protecting the American people from a government shutdown. With Goff on the job, the government shutdown may not be as imminent as it previously appeared.