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McConnell says he won't support another government shutdown

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell says he won't support another government shutdown if he is re-elected in November.

Politico reported that if McConnell was selected once again as majority leader, he would tell President Obama to either accept bills that rein in some of his policies, or veto them, which could lead to a shutdown.

The U.S. Senator from Kentucky says he has helped resolve issues when the government was shut down in the past.

"I'm the guy that's gotten us out of the shutdowns that some of our members have pushed us into in the past," McConnell said. "That's a failed policy. It does not mean that you should send the president a total blank check with no restrictions at all on how the money is spent."

McConnell was opposed to last year's government shutdown.

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