Fears are growing of another U.S. government shutdown as soon as October 1, with Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy unable to overcome opposition from far-right lawmakers in his own party to pass spending measures to keep the government funded. For more on what’s happening on Capitol Hill, we speak with Democratic Congressmember Ro Khanna of California, who says the chaos of a shutdown will hurt many ordinary people as federal workers go unpaid and public services suffer. “McCarthy has just failed to do the most basic function of a speaker of the House: keep the government open and functioning.” Khanna also discusses the UAW strike against the Big Three automakers and growing tension between Canada and India over the alleged assassination of a Sikh leader on Canadian soil by Indian agents.
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