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Hosted by CNN's Jake Tapper and Dana Bash, State of the Union features interviews with top newsmakers on politics and policy—covering Washington, the country, and the world.

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Interviews with: Sec. Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Tim Burchett, Rep. Josh Gottheimer, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick.
State of the Union
Sep 24, 2023

First: The United States government continues to be on the verge of shutting down. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says that a shutdown should be avoided because it would prevent government workers such as air traffic control from being paid. He also voices support for UAW workers and President Biden's visit to striking workers in Michigan.

Next: Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) allegedly accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars, a luxury car, and gold bars as bribes from wealthy businesspeople. He was indicted on Friday on corruption charges. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) says that Sen. Menendez rightly lost his leadership position, but whether he resigns is up to him and his constituents.

Then: Rep. Tim Burchett (R-TN) says that he would not vote for a short-term spending bill because he wants to cut the government's budget. Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) say that Congress should pass their bipartisan spending bill to avoid a shutdown.

Later: The panel discusses the US congress's disagreement on a spending bill, and President Biden and the US labor movement.