House Democratic leaders lay down gauntlet to GOP over shutdown fears: ‘Do your job’

House Democratic leaders are calling on House Republicans to “do your job” and pass a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown next week, as conservatives continue to hammer Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) over making a deal with Senate Democrats.

House Minority Whip Katherine Clark (D-MA) said in a post to X, formerly Twitter, on Friday that “Republican extremists” were threatening a government shutdown that is looming in a week.

“We’re staring down another government funding deadline in 1 week,” Clark said. “That means missed paychecks for workers, lapsed veterans’ benefits, delayed services for seniors, & more unnecessary pain for Americans.”

“House GOP: Do your job,” she continued.

We're staring down another government funding deadline in 1 week.

Republican extremists are threatening a shutdown.

That means missed paychecks for workers, lapsed
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