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Gov. Bryant: GOP should "hold the line" in shutdown talks

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Gov. Phil Bryant speaks in Laurel Friday during a ceremony announcing an expansion of Wayne Farms. Gov. Phil Bryant speaks in Laurel Friday during a ceremony announcing an expansion of Wayne Farms.
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

The focus of efforts to break Washington's budget impasse have shifted to the Senate, where Majority Leader Harry Reid and Republican leader Mitch McConnell are talking. The No. 2 Republican, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, says he sees that as progress. House Speaker John Boehner is telling Republican House members that his talks with President Barack Obama have stalled.

Meanwhile, Gov. Phil Bryant believes progress is being made in ending the government shutdown and is advising the GOP to continue standing on their principles when it comes to negotiating with the President and Democrats.

"If you're going to stand on principle, you can't say that principle is only going to last two weeks," Bryant said. "I think they should hold the line. I rather like what Jay Leno said the other day, I'm not so worried about the government shutdown, I'm worried about them starting up again. So, there are some things we can do without the federal government. If they'll leave Mississippi alone, we'll leave them alone," he said.

Gov. Bryant was in Laurel Friday to announce a major expansion of Wayne Farms' operations in that city.

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