Speaker McCarthy criticizes Senate measure, says House will get bill done to avoid shutdown

Posted on AllSides September 28th, 2023
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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Thursday criticized a short-term Senate government funding bill — stoking more fears that a shutdown could take place — saying the measure would not bolster border security.

“I look at the current Senate bill that does nothing to deal with the border security. Don’t take my word for it. The governor of Massachusetts declared a state of emergency,” he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” while also noting New York City’s increased spending on shelter for migrants.

“This is something that Democrats and Republicans want to have...

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