Freedom Caucus Pushes Long-Term CR-Sequester If Johnson Can’t Secure Policy Wins

By Jessica Karins / February 22, 2024 at 12:02 PM
As Congress again approaches the precipice of a government shutdown, members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus are telling House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) they would prefer a long-term continuing resolution (CR) forcing a sequester and across-the-board cuts to most domestic funding over another short-term CR with the intention of finishing appropriations work if they can’t secure partisan policy wins on issues including abortion and biosecurity. Stakeholders and Democratic lawmakers have warned that a sequester would be disastrous for federal...

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