Government Shutdown Looming as GOP Reaches Impasse Over Short-Term Spending Proposal

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A short-term spending plan is being negotiated between Republican leadership and conservatives as the House moves quickly toward a government shutdown.  The short-term spending plan known as a continuing resolution (CR) would include spending cuts in the Secure the Border Act of 2023 and cuts to domestic spending, except for defense and veterans’ care. The House Freedom Caucus and some members of the Main Street Caucus drafted the short-term spending proposal. Some conservatives have expressed they may not vote for the legislation, including Matt Gaetz (R-FL), who said he will not “support the 167-page surrender to Joe Biden.”  If Congress does not pass a government funding bill by September 30, the federal government will shut down.  A vote is expected on Thursday giving McCarthy and House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN) time to negotiate potential holdouts.