: House Freedom Caucus talks tough as government shutdown could hit in 2½ weeks

by | Sep 12, 2023 | Stock Market

House Freedom Caucus members on Tuesday continued to take a tough stance on a short-term spending bill that would prevent a partial government shutdown, offering a fresh sign that a divided Washington could deliver a shutdown on Oct. 1, when the government’s new fiscal year starts. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican, has raised the idea of a short-term measure, known as a continuing resolution or CR, while the hardline group from his own party has called for attaching other issues to it.

“We’re here presenting what we believe is the right path forward to make sure this country is actually saved from deficits, from wide-open borders, from a ‘woke’ military, from a DOJ that’s weaponized against the American people,” said GOP Rep. Chip Roy of Texas during the group’s news conference on Tuesday. “If Democrats don’t want to work with us on that, if some of our Republican colleagues don’t want to work with us on that, that’s on them to figure out what’s going to happen on Oct. 1.” The House Freedom Caucus has said its members want to rein in outlays and will oppose any spending measure that doesn’t include a House-passed bill focused on security at the southern U.S. b …

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