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House Republicans Scramble to Avoid October Government Shutdown

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Cruz and almost a dozen Republicans have stated they won’t support GOP leaders’ plan to allow an Obamacare defunding measure to fail in the Senate while letting the underlying spending bill survive.

“If I knew what the exact plan was and had absolute assurance if we didn’t do it on this CR we’d do it in the next at first of the year, or the debt ceiling, or part of a larger strategy, I would reconsider,” Fleming said, who will vote “no” on the short-term spending deal this week “unless I have that kind of commitment from leadership.”

According to a House GOP leadership aide, there are no such promises.

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