Embattled Congress lurches toward midnight shutdown

Posted on AllSides September 30th, 2023
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Congress is lurching toward a shutdown that would begin early Sunday morning, with House Republicans battling one another and the Senate moving forward with a bipartisan plan that Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has not committed to bringing to a vote in the House. Senators are poised to vote Saturday afternoon on a bill to fund the government until Nov. 17. The legislation includes $6.15 billion for Ukraine and $6 billion for disaster relief. McCarthy has drawn a line in the sand on Ukraine funding, and floated the idea Friday night...

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