House Republicans Still Don’t Have The Votes As Government Shutdown Looms

  • For the second time this week, House Republicans on Thursday failed to start debate on a key military funding bill after five conservative rebels blocked the measure over demands for additional spending cuts.
  • The defeat marked yet another public embarrassment for Speaker Kevin McCarthy and House Republicans as Washington barrels toward a government shutdown.
  • “We are very dysfunctional right now,” Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., said after the failed vote. “Speaker Pelosi, love her or hate her, she put something out there and they’d rally around it.”
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