Republican Defense Hawks Call For End To Shutdown

Law360, New York (October 9, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT) -- Republican leaders on Congress' defense committees have spoken out against the government shutdown, with Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., among lawmakers saying this week that their party should move on from their focus on blocking the Affordable Care Act.

The government entered shutdown mode on Oct. 1, after House Republicans tried to tie new short-term appropriations to a one-year delay in implementing the health care law. Since then, Republicans have tried to mitigate the damage by funding certain pieces of the government,...
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