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House Freedom Caucus holds firm, hounds McCarthy for policy wins, not stopgap deals to duck shutdown

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s plan for a stopgap spending bill to avoid a government

shutdown next month immediately hit opposition from Republican lawmakers who want policy wins, not go-along-to-get-along deals. House Freedom Caucus members are sticking with their demand for rolling back federal spending to pre-pandemic levels and want action on other conservative policy goals. Several Freedom Caucus members said they are not content with putting these fights on hold until next year.

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