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Facing defections, Speaker Mike Johnson will need Democrats to avert a shutdown

Posted on AllSides November 13th, 2023
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WASHINGTON — New Speaker Mike Johnson is facing a handful of GOP defections on his two-step strategy to fund the government, meaning he will need Democratic support to avert a painful shutdown at the end of the week. Already, at least seven conservatives have said they will vote no on Johnson’s plan, and many more could join that group. After Rep.-elect Gabe Amo, D-R.I, is sworn in on Monday, Johnson can only afford to lose three Republicans on his funding bill. The White House has panned the so-called “laddered” continuing...

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