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October 15, 2013 at 8:08 PM

GOP Rep. Herrera Beutler calls on party ‘to face reality,’ end shutdown

Breaking from some more hard-line conservatives, Republican U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler says it’s time to end the government shutdown and back away from the threat of defaulting on the national debt.

In a statement released Tuesday, Herrera Beutler said she’s avoided public comment before now because she wanted to give Republican leaders leeway to craft a deal.

But she said the time has come for Republicans “to face reality” and made it clear she will not vote for “poison pills” seeking to end the Affordable Care Act, which have no chance of passing the Senate or being signed into law.

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October 6, 2013 at 4:24 PM

Inslee says federal shutdown hurting state

By Phuong Le The Associated Press Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday that the impacts from a partial federal government shutdown are already being felt across the state. Inslee, a Democrat, squarely blamed House Republicans and told reporters at a news conference Sunday that the problems could be easily fixed if House Speaker John Boehner would bring a clean…

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