White House more focused on blam­ing GOP for shut­down than avoid­ing one

With a gov­ern­ment shut­down loom­ing, the Biden White House is focus­ing its efforts on tying Repub­li­cans to the neg­a­tive eco­nom­ic fall­out rather than break­ing the leg­isla­tive stale­mate in the first place.
White House offi­cials are active­ly engaged with con­gres­sion­al law­mak­ers ahead of the Sept. 30 dead­line and back the bipar­ti­san effort in the Sen­ate to fund the gov­ern­ment through nor­mal appro­pri­a­tions chan­nels. House Speak­er Kevin McCarthy’s (R‑CA) efforts to pass a stand­alone Repub­li­can-backed con­tin­u­ing res­o­lu­tion failed yet again Thurs­day after six Repub­li­cans, Reps. Dan Bish­op (R‑NC), Mar­jorie Tay­lor Greene (R‑GA), Andy Big­gs (R‑AZ), Rep. Tom Cole (R‑OK), Eli Crane (R‑AZ), and Matt Rosendale (R‑MT) blocked the defense spend­ing bill.
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How­ev­er, White House offi­cials sig­naled to the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er that Pres­i­dent Joe Biden like­ly would not sign a Repub­li­can-only res­o­lu­tion into law, even as the Sen­ate path faces its own obsta­cles.
While a gov­ern­ment shut­down may cause an eco­nom­ic con­trac­tion in the short term, it would pale in com­par­i­son to wh …