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    House Speaker McCarthy Is Back to Square One as the Senate Pushes Ahead to Avert a Federal Shutdown

    House Speaker McCarthy Is Back to Square One as the Senate Pushes Ahead to Avert a Federal Shutdown

    — As the Senate marches ahead with a bipartisan approach to prevent a government shutdown, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is back to square one — asking his hard-right Republicans to do what they have said they would never do: approve their own temporary House measure to keep the government open.

    The Republican speaker laid out his strategy Wednesday behind closed doors, urging his unruly Republican majority to work together. He set up a test vote for Friday, one day before Saturday's shutdown deadline, on a far-right bill. It would slash federal spending by 8% from many agencies and toughen border security but has been rejected by Democrats and his own right-flank Republicans.

    “I want to solve the problem,” McCarthy told reporters afterward at the Capitol.

    But pressed on how he would pass a partisan Republican spending that even his own right flank doesn't want, McCarthy had few answers. He rejected outright the Senate's bipartisan bill, which would fund the government to Nov. 17, adding $6 billion for and $6 billion for U.S. disaster relief while talks continue. Instead, he insisted, as he often does, that he would never quit trying.

    Congress is at a crossroads days before a disruptive federal shutdown that would halt paychecks for millions of federal workers, leave 2 million active duty troops and reservists to work without pay, close down many federal offices, and leave Americans…

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