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Congress averts government shutdown, leaving Kevin McCarthy in speakership fight

President Joe Biden delivers remarks from the White House in Washington, DC, on October 1. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images President Joe Biden called on Republicans to keep their word about support…

Why McCarthy decided to take on his right flank and prevent the shutdown

CNN  —  Speaker Kevin McCarthy didn’t know whether the House could avoid a government shutdown when he met with his divided Republican conference on Saturday morning. But behind closed doors,…

Government shutdown: US barreling toward deadline

CNN  —  Congress remained on track Friday to trigger a government shutdown, as Speaker Kevin McCarthy suffered another high-profile defeat when the House failed to advance a last-ditch stopgap bill…

Tensions erupt between McCarthy and Gaetz at closed-door House GOP meeting as shutdown nears

CNN  —  Tensions erupted as House Republicans met behind closed-doors on Thursday, the latest sign of deep divisions and infighting as the House GOP conference has failed to coalesce around…

McConnell and McCarthy split deepens as GOP divide prompts shutdown fears

CNN  —  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy privately delivered a message to Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell this week: The Senate’s bipartisan bill to keep the government open wouldn’t get a…

GOP shutdown politics rock Washington as Trump and Biden head for a swing-state showdown

CNN  —  President Joe Biden and his Oval Office predecessor, Donald Trump, are about to wage the most direct showdown yet of their possible rematch as far-right House Republicans drive…

McCarthy works through weekend but no progress on short-term fix with just one week until shutdown

CNN  —  House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said Saturday he still lacks support from a handful of GOP hardliners to put a Republican stopgap measure on the floor next week, making…

Government shutdown could affect service member pay and endanger disaster response, White House warns

CNN  —  The White House issued a stark warning Wednesday that a looming government shutdown could threaten crucial federal programs, blasting “extreme House Republicans” as lawmakers struggle to reach consensus…

Impeachment and government shutdown threats loom over House’s return

CNN  —  Speaker Kevin McCarthy returns to Washington this week confronting a twin set of challenges: avoiding a costly government shutdown and addressing growing calls on the right to impeach…

Congress poised for messy September as McCarthy races to avoid government shutdown

CNN  —  GOP hardliners in the House are eager to play a game of chicken over the end-of-the-month deadline to fund federal agencies, seeking to force the White House and…