GOP Rep Says “Reach Across The Aisle” To Avoid Shutdown

(Omaha, NE) — A GOP Congressman says there seems to be no pleasing a small group of the most conservative House Republicans he blames for a standoff on a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.

Nebraska Congressman Don Bacon says that group doesn’t want to govern, but that it makes up barely five-percent of House Republicans. Bacon said a key to reaching an agreement is to make that group “irrelevant.” He added that he told House Speaker Kevin McCarthy Republicans need to “reach across the aisle” to come up with a spending bill that both the House and the Democratic-led Senate will approve and the president will sign. Congress has until September 30th to pass a funding bill that would prevent a government shutdown.

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