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The procedural move that could shorten — but not stop — a shutdown

Posted on AllSides September 25th, 2023
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All signs are still pointing to a government shutdown heading into this week — but Republican moderates might team up with Democrats to keep it brief.

That’s because House lawmakers may be able to bring a government funding bill to the floor using a discharge petition that Democrats originally set up as an insurance policy during this year’s debt ceiling showdown.

Rep. Mike Lawler, R-N.Y. has already warned he’d join Democrats on such a move if necessary to keep the government open, while Rep. Marc Molinaro, R-N.Y. recently said it was...

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