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McConnell: Government Will Not Shut Down in September

By JM Rieger and Niels Lesniewski

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reiterated at his weekly news conference Tuesday the government would not shut down at the end of September, despite stalled appropriations measures in the chamber. “Let me say it again: no more government shutdowns,” McConnell said. “We have divided government. … At some point we’ll negotiate the way forward.” Speaker John A. Boehner last month said a continuing resolution would likely be needed to fund the government past Sept. 30. Read more.

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