Shut Er Down

Sahil Kapur says a government shutdown over the Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill is still looming over the election. Maybe a reporter should ask Charlie Dent what he thinks about the bill, since he’s on the Appropriations Committee:

Just months ago, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) seemed to have accepted that accomplishing the basic functions of government required throwing some red meat to his conservative members. But less 100 days away from the election, he is trying to bury a spending bill that rank and file members want to use as a vehicle to gut ‘Obamacare’, end family planning funds, and slash spending on longstanding programs.

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