GOP Faces Choices On Zika Funding, Government Shutdown, Impeaching IRS Chief

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ Republican leaders are facing decisions on averting a federal shutdown, containing the Zika virus and impeaching the head of the IRS.

And they have to make them as approaching elections pressure the GOP to avoid doing anything that could damage its standing with voters. House Republicans are scheduled to meet Wednesday behind closed doors to hash out strategy on those and other issues.

GOP leaders aim to send Congress home by September’s end so lawmakers can campaign. That’s a top priority, as control of the White House, the Senate and perhaps the House is at stake in November’s voting.

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