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Republicans intensify government shutdown risk over spending bill

Posted on AllSides September 19th, 2023
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Politics, Federal Spending, Government Shutdown, House of Representatives, House Republicans
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A short-term spending bill in the US Congress has slammed into opposition from far-right Republicans, intensifying the risk of a government shutdown and Kevin McCarthy losing his speakership.

As another week of negotiations wears on, Republicans in the House of Representatives are in a state of “civil war”, according to the Democratic minority leader, Hakeem Jeffries. Less than two weeks remain to find money to keep federal agencies afloat.

Late on Sunday a group of hardline and moderate Republicans reached agreement on a short-term stopgap spending bill, known as a “continuing resolution” or CR,...

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