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House GOP makes first move in stopgap funding fight

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House GOP makes first move in stopgap funding fight


House Republicans unveiled a stopgap funding measure Sunday night that would avoid a partial government shutdown next month and provide border security measures sought by conservatives. But passage even in the GOP-controlled House was already in doubt as some hard-liners came out against the measure Sunday night while the ink on it was barely dry.

The draft continuing resolution would extend current funding through Oct. 31, while cutting 8.1 percent from all nondefense accounts except for the Department of Veterans Affairs and disaster relief. That extension would give lawmakers an extra month to…



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