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McCarthy juggles a government shutdown and a Biden impeachment inquiry as the House returns for fall

AP Congressional Correspondent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Speaker Kevin McCarthy faces a political standoff when the House resumes this week. McCarthy needs to steer the House to fund the government and avoid a government shutdown. But the California congressman also is trying to launch an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden over his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings. It’s a two-track strategy that may be hard to execute. McCarthy faces hard-right Republicans who reject the deal he struck over the summer with Biden on spending levels and are demanding further cuts. Starting a formal Biden impeachment inquiry could help. But the White House says Biden wasn’t involved in his son’s work.

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