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DC Notes: Congress has ignored bill by Oklahoma Rep. James Lankford to prevent shutdowns

Though Democrats gave the bill some publicity during the recent shutdown, there has been little interest in legislation that would cut agencies rather than shut them down when spending bills aren’t approved.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Modified: October 19, 2013 at 8:07 pm •  Published: October 20, 2013

WASHINGTON — Most lawmakers said they never wanted a government shutdown this month, but Rep. James Lankford actually tried to prevent one early this year.

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