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McConnell: Don't Expect Another Government Shutdown

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By    |   Thursday, 01 February 2018 04:17 PM

It's likely there won't be another government shutdown anytime soon, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan addressed the media Thursday at a Republican retreat in West Virginia and discussed a government funding effort that needs to occur by Feb. 8.

"I might just add, one tool I think has clearly been eliminated, I don't think we'll see a threatened government shutdown again over this subject," McConnell said. "One of my favorite old Kentucky country sayings is, there's no education in the second kick of a mule. And so I think there will be a new level of seriousness here in trying to resolve these issues the speaker outlined as we go forward."

Congress passed a short-term continuing resolution in January after a brief shutdown that lasted three days. The spending agreement expires Feb. 8, so lawmakers must come up with and pass a plan to keep the government open by then to avert another shutdown.

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