|Lawmakers must act to avoid shutdown|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic and Republican leaders promise action to prevent a government shutdown while holding votes aimed at defining the parties for the fall campaign.
Republicans control the House and want to pad their 17-vote majority, so they intend to follow this simple rule: first, do no harm.
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