Government Shutdown

McConnell Promises No More Shutdowns Over Obamacare

If only the sites could make that promise, too

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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says he will not allow another government shutdown as part of a strategy to repeal ObamaCare.

McConnell (Ky.) told The Hill in an interview Thursday afternoon that his party learned a painful political lesson over the past 16 days as its approval rating dropped while the government was shuttered. 

He said there's no reason to go through the political ringer again in January, when the stopgap Congress passed late Wednesday expires.