US government shutdown looks certain after hard-right Republicans reject plan

  • September 29, 2023

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s last-ditch plan to keep the federal government temporarily open has collapsed as hard-right holdouts rejected the package, making a shutdown almost certain.

McCarthy’s right-flank Republicans refused to support the Bill despite its steep spending cuts of nearly 30% to many agencies and severe border security provisions, calling it insufficient.

The White House and Democrats rejected the Republican approach as too extreme.

The Bill’s failure a day before Saturday’s deadline to fund ...