UPDATE: Thursday 5:15 p.m. ET


So much for Speaker Kevin McCarthy's (R-CA) promise last week to "come back in next week and we're not going to leave until we get the job done" to pass a bill that funds the government. FOX News reported this afternoon:

The House of Representatives will send members home for the week Thursday afternoon amid chaos and division over how to fund the government in the next fiscal year. ...

Lawmakers are likely to return on Tuesday at the earliest due to the Yom Kippur holiday, leaving less than a week for Congress to hash out a spending deal by Sept. 30.

FOX News also says a "small group of House GOP negotiators will remain on Capitol Hill trying to cobble together a deal." Many in government hope to avert a partial shutdown next week, but a handful (or two) of House Freedom Caucus members are fighting "business as usual" on Capitol Hill.

They're making life difficult for McCarthy by refusing to sign off on a 31-day continuing resolution (CR) to fund America's bloated government. The biggest "thorn" in the Speaker's side, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), urged fellow "America First" colleagues last night to "Hold the line." His tweet also included this post late yesterday from President Trump on Truth Social:

A very important deadline is approaching at the end of the month. Republicans in Congress can and must defund all aspects of Crooked Joe Biden's weaponized Government that refuses to close the Border, and treats half the Country as Enemies of the State. This is also the last chance to defund these political prosecutions against me and other Patriots. They failed on the debt limit, but they must not fail now. Use the power of the purse and defend the Country!

What happens in this SPENDING SCAM battle is CRITICAL to the future of our great nation! You can demand GOP House members defund Joe's and the D.C. Uni-Party's "America Last" agenda. If you want to prevent Republican Reps from green-lighting more out-of-control, socialist-style spending, take action now!

Instantly fax your personalized message now, and reach up to 20 key Republican Representatives on Capitol Hill for only $15. Click here or on the banner below to call on the House GOP to "STOP THE SPENDING SCAM!" and end this runaway government's rush to socialism:

In this morning's SPENDING SCAM update (see below), Grassfire told you how at least one "moderate" Republican has resorted to name-calling because he's not happy with "America First" Reps who are rejecting McCarthy's CR. They refuse to "kick the can down the road" by supporting any bill that Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT) calls "an extension of Nancy Pelosi's spending and Joe Biden's policies."

Will America remain the home of life, liberty and limited government? Or will "the land of the free and home of the brave" devolve into a socialist, totalitarian, police state? What happens over the next few days could set our nation's course for decades to come. Go here to fax GOP reps now. The clock is STILL ticking! Thanks, in advance, for taking immediate action.

Standing for life, liberty and limited government,

The Grassfire Team

P.S. Joe's Regime and the D.C. Uni-Party will NOT solve America's $2 trillion annual deficit and $33 trillion national debt with more and more wasteful, radical, government spending. Again, see this morning's update below to learn what "America First" Reps are fighting for, or take immediate action to "Stop The Spending Scam!" by clicking here or on the banner below to fax key GOP Reps now:

Thursday morning:

KNIVES OUT! "America First" Reps branded "Dysfunction Caucus" 

We're waiting to hear from a Capitol Hill contact about today's expected House vote on a continuing resolution (CR). Late yesterday, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) didn't appear to have the support he needs to fund Joe's Regime for another 31 days. Please see this morning's update below, or click here to take immediate action to "STOP THE SPENDING SCAM!" --Grassfire

The knives are out among a fractured House GOP in the fight to stop runaway government spending and defund Joe's "America Last" agenda. The Wall Street Journal reports that a "moderate" House Republican has labeled his "America First" colleagues as the "Dysfunction Caucus" because they're rejecting a 31-day CR to avert a partial government "shutdown" on October 1.

This back-stabbing of "Freedom Caucus" members targeted "around five to 10 members." According to The Journal, that same "moderate" GOP Rep said "the group's exact makeup changes from vote to vote. 'Amorphous, like a jellyfish,' he said." (It's a terrible analogy because these holdouts actually have spines!)

When opponents in your own party resort to name-calling, you're probably on the right side of an issue. Earlier this week, demanding fiscal responsibility was a "rebel uprising" by FOX News. Now, it's the "Dysfunction Caucus."

Rep. Ralph Norman's (R-SC) social-media post on Monday probably spoke for most of his "America First" House colleagues: "We're approaching $2 trillion in deficits for this year alone, on top of a $33 trillion national debt. I'm simply not willing to continue to spend this country into oblivion."

If you support efforts by the "Freedom Caucus" to rein in runaway government spending, Grassfire is empowering you to make your voice heard. Utilize the "STOP THE SPENDING SCAM!" FaxFire to immediately reach key House Republicans and demand they defund Joe's and the Uni-Party's "America Last" agenda.

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+ + Votes Pending: Take Action By Faxing Key Reps Now!

This SPENDING SCAM and the Uni-Party's effort to force Joe's and the Unhinged Left's "America Last" policies down taxpayers' throats really is unacceptable. The House wields "the power of the purse," so "America First" Representatives CAN hold the line and stop the next SPENDING SCAM. That's why we're empowering our team members to take action now and make their voices heard!

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Will you stand with House Freedom Caucus members who want to defund Joe's and the D.C. Uni-Party's America Last" agenda? Take action now by faxing GOP Reps to demand they stop funding Joe's failed, tyrannical, socialist Regime! Thanks, in advance, for making your voice heard today.

Standing for life, liberty and limited government,

The Grassfire Team

P.S. "America First" Representatives are refusing to "kick the can down the road" with more smoke-and-mirrors governing. Regardless of a pending government shutdown, they want spending priorities that are NOT what Rep. Matt Rosendale (R-MT) calls "an extension of Nancy Pelosi's spending and Joe Biden's policies." Go here to fax key GOP Reps now for as little as $15:

P.P.S. To send your own faxes, click here for a complete list of FaxFire targets and their contact info. Read about the FaxFire system's deliverability here.


Kevin McCarthy Sees Progress in Winning Over GOP's 'Dysfunction Caucus' (The Wall Street Journal)

Freedom Caucus Republican rails against McCarthy's spending deal as 'extension' of Pelosi, Biden policies (FOX News)

Rebel uprising threatens to derail House GOP deal to avoid shutdown (FOX News)

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