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Essential Politics: Lawmakers squabble over $300 million for the drought amid shutdown threat

Essential Politics: Lawmakers squabble over $300 million for the drought amid shutdown threat

I’m Christina Bellantoni, the Essential Politics host today. Let’s get started.

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As the clock ticks toward a possible government shutdown, a spat over water is bubbling on Capitol Hill.

California Republicans are insisting on including language addressing the state’s drought in a must-pass bill to fund the federal government, over objections from the state’s Democratic delegation....

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