Rebecca Berg
Washington Examiner
Sept. 29, 2013

If congressional lawmakers want to avoid a government shutdown this week, the clearest path to approve funding for the government might divert from the ping-pong-like legislative back-and-forth between the House and Senate.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., suggested Sunday that stalemated lawmakers might best be able to work out their lingering disagreements in a conference committee.

“Why don’t we have a conference committee on this?” Paul asked on “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “You could appoint one today and meet tomorrow and hash out the differences.”

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