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GRASSLEY CALLS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN A STUPID IDEA

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Congress is facing a Friday budget deadline to avoid a federal government shutdown and Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says he’s hopeful they’ll succeed in reaching an agreement to avoid such a mess.

Grassley says allowing the funding to run out by midnight Friday would be “a stupid thing to do.”

OC……….”up the government” :15

One sticking point is deciding on the amount of money that should be devoted to disaster relief for hurricane-damaged areas of Florida, Texas and elsewhere.

OC………”be needed” :16

Senate Democrats complained the 81-billion dollars in disaster funding offered by the House wasn’t enough to help Puerto Rico, where the power is still out to one-third of the population.

Grassley, a Republican, says it’s nonsense to quibble over that issue.

OC……….”more money” ;13

Grassley says the last government shutdown in 2013 happened because about 90-percent of Congress was brand new from the last time they did it, and they didn’t realize what a “stupid” thing it was to do.