To avoid a government shutdown, Congress has until the end of September to pass a new spending bill. Currently, House Republicans are unable to reach a consensus on defense spending and move forward with a proposed short-term solution. Speaker McCarthy’s proposed GOP plan included approximately 8 percent in budget cuts, allocating no money for military aid to Ukraine but did provide funds to bolster border security measures. A procedural vote on Tuesday effectively defeated the GOP plan, with Republican lawmakers fighting internally about where spending is most needed. One of the few naysayers, Republican Congressman Matt Rosendale (R-MT), joins the Rundown to share why he is not worried about the possibility of a shutdown and why he lobbied against the continuing resolution.
Seventy percent of Americans say transgender athletes should only be allowed to compete in sports on teams that match their birth gender. The issue has stirred controversy across schools in the United States, with some parents of female athletes voicing opposition to what they see as an unfair advantage, while more liberal countries have had the community argue this backlash is LGBTQ+ discrimination. The debate has the Biden administration in a difficult spot, with Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre telling FBN there is no “yes or no answer” for this issue. Meanwhile, 2024 GOP candidate Nikki Haley has called this the “women’s issue of our time,” criticizing the Biden administration for allowing “biological men to compete in women’s sports.” On the Rundown, FOX Business’ Hillary Vaughn is covering this as part of FBN’s weeklong series on “Education in America,” and she breaks down the trans athlete controversy and how lawmakers are addressing these concerns.
Plus, commentary from Hollywood actor and film producer, Kevin Sorbo.