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Issa: GOP Doing Everything We Can to Fund Troops, Fund Gov't, Cut Spending

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Uploaded on Apr 7, 2011

California Congressman Darrell Issa briefs Fox News's Major Garrett on the status of a pending government shutdown - a scenario House Republicans are working to avoid.

House Republicans (who passed a long-term spending plan in February for the remainder of FY 2011) are negotiating in good faith with Senate Democrats and the White House to keep the government open for business. To this point, the Senate has been unable to pass a proposal through their house, making a shutdown highly plausible.

That's not acceptable to House Republicans, so Speaker Boehner has proposed a final short-term spending plan that will fully fund military operations and personnel through the end of FY 2011, sparing them from Washington's indecision, and enact another $12 billion in cuts over the course of the coming calendar week. If this plan passes, it will give Congress an additional week to continue negotiations before funding runs out, and provide national defense forces the long term stability they need for their foreign and domestic operations. Senator Reid has yet to decide whether he will allow his House to vote on this measure.

4-7-11: Fox News Radio, adapted by DEI Productions

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