Government shutdown threat looming for Minnesota lawmakers


September 18, 2023

Patrick Semansky, Associated Press

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., spoke during a recent news conference, accompanied by House Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., left, and House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y.

Congress is fast approaching an end-of-the-month deadline to fund the federal government as dysfunction on Capitol Hill threatens to bring about a shutdown.

The more bipartisan Senate appears keen to avoid such a fate.

"I am still hopeful that we'll be able to get through it," Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar said.


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