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House Speaker Ryan says U.S. government shutdown unnecessary
August 23, 2017 / 6:33 PM / 3 months ago

House Speaker Ryan says U.S. government shutdown unnecessary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that the government shutdown threatened by President Donald Trump is unnecessary and not wanted by lawmakers in Congress.

FILE PHOTO: House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks about healthcare at his final weekly press conference before The House of Representatives begins its summer recess on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

“I don’t think anyone is interested in having a shutdown. I don’t think it is in our interests to do so,” Ryan told a news conference in Oregon.

Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe

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