Republicans intensify government shutdown risk over spending bill

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Republicans in state of ‘civil war’, says Hakeem Jeffries, as McCarthy risks losing speakership

A short-term spending bill in the US Congress has slammed into opposition from far-right Republicans, intensifying the risk of a government shutdown and Kevin McCarthy losing his speakership.

As another week of negotiations wears on, Republicans in the House of Representatives are in a state of “civil war”, according to the Democratic minority leader, Hakeem Jeffries. There are less than two weeks to find money to keep federal agencies afloat.

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