McCarthy is back to square one as the Senate pushes ahead to avert a federal shutdown

Published: Sep. 27, 2023 at 1:04 PM HST|Updated: Sep. 27, 2023 at 6:00 PM HST
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As the Senate marches ahead with a bipartisan approach to prevent a government shutdown, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is back to square one — asking his hard-right Republicans to do what they have said they would never do: approve their own temporary House measure to keep the government open.