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House votes to prevent a government shutdown as GOP Speaker Johnson relies on Democrats for help

The same political move cost the last House speaker, Kevin McCarthy, his job just weeks ago

WASHINGTON - The House voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to prevent a government shutdown after new Republican Speaker Mike Johnson was forced to reach across the aisle to Democrats when hard-right conservatives revolted against his plan.

Johnson's proposal to temporarily fund the government into the new year passed on a bipartisan 336-95 tally, but 93 Republicans voted against it. It was the first time the new speaker had to force vital legislation through the House, and he showed a willingness to leave his right-flank Republicans behind - the same political move that cost the last House speaker, Kevin McCarthy, his job just weeks ago.

For now, Johnson of Louisiana appeared on track for a better outcome. His approach, which the Senate is expected to approve by week's end, effectively pushes a final showdown over government funding to the new year.

https://www.startribune.com/house-votes-to-prevent-a-government-shutdown-as-gop-speaker-johnson-relies-on-democrats-for-help/600319511/

 

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