Ryan warns of military readiness challenges ahead of shutdown deadline

By Tony Bertuca / January 18, 2018 at 11:19 AM
House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said today the Pentagon cannot keep operating under short-term spending bills designed to stave off government shutdowns, though that is exactly what he and other Republicans are scrambling to accomplish before a Friday night deadline. "Tomorrow the government funding lapses and then the clock on sequester kicks in," he said at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. Ryan is pushing a short-term continuing resolution that would stretch government funding to Feb. 16...

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