House Dem Leader Jeffries floats end-run around McCarthy to avert government shutdown
‘We will continue to use the appropriations process to effectively fund the government and avert a shutdown,’ said House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries. ‘House Democrats support the responsible path of continuing the current funding levels for the government for the remainder of the fiscal year and offering something that everyone can agree upon: A commitment to properly address the challenges that define the 21st century.’
The House Democrats are committed to averting a possible shutdown of the government and are willing to use the appropriations process to do so. They have suggestedcontinuing the current funding levels for the remainder of the fiscal year and working with both parties to reach an agreement on issues that they have been debating for years. This includes priorities such as infrastructure investment, comprehensive immigration reform, and reducing the national debt. Additionally, they have mentioned the ability of Congress to pass a “clean” budget without tying it to an unpopular issue in order to avoid a shutdown.
The end-run proposed by House Democrats around Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is an attempt to avoid a government shutdown while still achieving progress on important issues that are time-sensitive. In doing so, they hope to find common ground that everyone can agree on in order to avoid a government shutdown.