9/27, 4:27 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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McCarthy doesn't see House backing Senate's stopgap bill

United States House Speaker Kevin McCarthy informed reporters on Wednesday that the Senate is unlikely to garner backing from the lower congressional chamber for their proposed temporary funding bill which would keep the federal government funded until November 17.

McCarthy emphasized that 12 appropriations bills are necessary to fund the government and pointed out that the Senate has not passed a single one. "The Senate has done nothing," the House Speaker lashed out. "If the President wants to sit and hide in the White House and put the government into a shutdown, that's on him," McCarthy remarked, urging President Joe Biden to "step in" to help find the solution.

Senate Majortiy Leader Chuck Schumer explained that the lawmakers' proposal on a short-term funding bill would serve as a "bridge" before a "continuing resolution" is reached.

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