Senators Warn Americans Will Suffer as House Pushes Toward Weekend Shutdown

Posted on AllSides September 25th, 2023
From The Center

Following a chaotic week on Capitol Hill in which Speaker Kevin McCarthy failed twice to unify Republicans behind a defense spending bill, the House appears on pace to push America into a federal government shutdown on October 1.

Both Senate Democrats and Republicans as well as House Democrats largely support passing a "continued resolution" (CR) which would keep federal spending at its current levels as Congress negotiates spending levels for fiscal year 2024.

However, some hardline conservatives oppose passing a CR and want deeper cuts to government agencies than what most House Republicans support, as evidenced by the defeat...

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