This article originally appeared in The Des Moines Register.
Republicans in Congress got burned in opinion polls after the 2013 government shutdown. Some, however, including Iowa’s U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-IA), are already getting out the matches for another round.
Congress must act before the end of September to either approve a budget or authorize continued spending at current levels to avoid a government shutdown. House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) has said he expects action on a short-term continuing resolution next month.
Some GOP leaders, however, including Sens. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), have hinted in media reports of another budget showdown next month.
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