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House Democrats fume at Mike Johnson as government shutdown threat grows

Posted on AllSides February 27th, 2024
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House Democrats are seething at Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) as they press him to ignore hardliners' calls to allow a government shutdown.

Why it matters: Democrats see the window closing to prevent a partial shutdown on Friday unless Congress comes to a deal on funding legislation.

"The odds of a government shutdown go up every hour that we don't see legislative text for a budget vote," Rep. Wiley Nickel (D-N.C.) told Axios.

What they're saying: "It's literally up to one person, the Speaker, and whether he'll ignore his far right...

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