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Mattis visits Capitol Hill as McConnell opens door to another stopgap CR

By Tony Bertuca  
January 9, 2018 at 3:42 PM
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with top Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill today, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said it may be necessary for Congress to pass a fourth stopgap continuing resolution to keep the federal government open beyond a Jan. 19 deadline. The Pentagon declined to provide details about Mattis' discussions with lawmakers and framed the meetings as "routine," but he has said the department will face challenges if it does not receive a...

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