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GOP’s ‘Dysfunction Caucus’ Blocks McCarthy as Government Shutdown Looms

Posted on AllSides September 20th, 2023
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The big problem facing House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) as he tries to win over a dozen or so holdout Republicans: It might be impossible to make enough of them happy to head off a government shutdown.  

With less than two weeks until funding lapses, the GOP-controlled chamber is stalled over how to move forward with a short-term funding bill. A typically routine procedural vote Tuesday was postponed amid opposition from a small number of GOP lawmakers. Party leaders have been holding meetings to try to get more dissidents on board, but...

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