McCarthy Pulls Back Pentagon Spending Bill, Inching Closer to a Shutdown

The House speaker abandoned efforts to move forward on a normally bipartisan military spending bill as far-right Republicans balked at the funding level, after pleading with his party to avert a shutdown.

​The House speaker abandoned efforts to move forward on a normally bipartisan military spending bill as far-right Republicans balked at the funding level, after pleading with his party to avert a shutdown.