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Missouri delegation split on avoiding government shutdown

Missouri’s D.C. lawmakers are split on avoiding a government shutdown. 

Most, but not all, of Missouri’s congressional delegation voted on the stop-gap spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. 

In the Senate, Senior Republican Senator Josh Hawley voted “yes,” while freshman Senator Eric Schmitt voted “no.” 

All but two of Missouri’s U.S. House members voted in favor of the bill to keep the government open – Republicans Mark Alford and Eric Burlison being the lone dissenters. 

In a statement, Alford said, “I would not support the status quo that has perpetuated America’s spending problems.” 

The bill does NOT include aid to Israel or Ukraine.

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