The United States is at risk of a government shutdown in just 9 days, and it is unclear if conservative House Republicans are willing to compromise on spending cuts. Senator Raphael Waro stated that the Senate has approved bipartisan spending bills, with millions allocated for projects in Georgia. He believes the House should follow suit and pass these bills, despite knowing that the current bill is doomed due to controversial provisions.
Time is running out, and the people of Georgia, including families in need of childcare and service members who require pay, are waiting for action. Additionally, hundreds of thousands of women, infants, and children who rely on nutritional support are left hanging while politicians engage in political games.
A reasonable and bipartisan conversation is needed to get things done for the benefit of Georgians. Senator Waro also expressed his disappointment with the House Speaker’s insistence on separating aid to Israel and Ukraine, as well as linking aid to Israel with cutting funding to the IRS. He criticized the speaker’s stance, arguing that it prioritizes supporting the rich in evading taxes rather than supporting a valuable ally like Israel.
House Speaker Mike Johnson defended these actions as a means to restore fiscal discipline, but Senator Waro noted that reducing IRS enforcement would only contribute to the deficit. Finally, the Senator responded to a recent poll showing former President Trump leading President Biden in swing states like Georgia, which will be discussed later in the newscast..