Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., talks with reporters about a possible government shutdown, border security, and other issues, outside his U.S. Capitol office on Tuesday, September 26, 2023.
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House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Thursday criticized a Senate bill aimed at funding the government, noting the measure would not bolster border security.
“I look at the current Senate bill that does nothing to deal with the border security. Don’t take my word for it. The governor of Massachusetts declared a state of emergency,” he told CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” while also noting New York City’s increased spending on shelter for migrants.
“This is something that Democrats and Republicans want to have done,” he said.
His comments came as lawmakers race to reach an agreement on a government funding plan before a deadline this weekend. If a deal isn’t reached by then, the government would shut down, sending ripples through the U.S. economy and capital markets.
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