Black People Politics : Leading U.S. House Democrat sees tough fight over government shutdown

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    Leading U.S. House Democrat sees tough fight over government shutdown


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives predicted on Tuesday a tough battle for averting a government shutdown on October 1, saying the atmosphere in Congress is worse than it was in 1995-96 when a similar funding impasse closed federal agencies.
    "I think we're going to have a fight," Representative Steny Hoyer told reporters, adding that 18 years ago there were significantly more moderate Republicans willing to seek compromises with Democrats and still there were shutdowns.
    Now, Hoyer said, Republicans "terrified of the Tea Party," are hurting prospects for a deal on government spending.

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