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Wed Feb 21, 2024, 07:28 PM Feb 2024

Freedom Caucus raises government shutdown risk [View all]

Source: Axios

The House Freedom Caucus is officially pushing a one-year spending stopgap that could trigger a government shutdown if embraced by Speaker Mike Johnson, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: Johnson is running out of easy options on avoiding a government shutdown, as we wrote Tuesday night in Axios Sneak Peek.

In a new letter to Johnson on Wednesday, Freedom Caucus members say they prefer the spending stopgap if they can't get their way on using the budget process to push other policy priorities.

"If we are not going to secure significant policy changes or even keep spending below the caps adopted by bipartisan majorities less than one year ago, why would we proceed when we could instead pass a year-long funding resolution that would save Americans $100 billion in year one?"

Read more: https://www.axios.com/2024/02/21/mike-johnson-freedom-caucus-government-shutdown?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=politics

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