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Day 972

1/ Kevin McCarthy’s latest short-term funding proposal to avert a government shutdown doesn’t have enough votes to pass. McCarthy can only lose four Republican votes on a continuing resolution deal without relying on Democratic support. However, more than a dozen conservatives have already vowed to not support the plan – negotiated by the House Freedom Caucus and the more moderate Republican Main Street Caucus – to keep the government running until Oct. 31. The measure, which would cut most federal agency budgets by about 8% and resume construction of wall on the southern border, had little chance of passing the Democratic-controlled Senate. Government funding will run out in less than 13 days. (Axios / Politico / Washington Post / New York Times / Bloomberg / CNN / Wall Street Journal)

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