Mitch McConnell, Senate Republicans want another extension to dodge a government shutdown. Here’s why. (USA Today)

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    Mitch McConnell, Senate Republicans want another extension to dodge a government shutdown. Here’s why. – By Riley Beggin (USA Today) / Jan 9, 2024

    WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans want to once again extend current government funding levels, likely into March, in order to buy more time to avoid a shutdown and negotiate spending bills.

    It would mark the third time Congress has pushed its own deadline to fund the government in recent months. Now, lawmakers are racing to meet deadlines on Jan. 19 and Feb. 2 in order to keep the government’s doors open for Americans.

    “Obviously we’re going to have to pass a CR,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters Tuesday, referencing a continuing resolution, a measure that would temporarily extend current government funding levels. “It’s up to the speaker and the majority leader to determine the length.”

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