Minneapolis -- Republican Rep. Erik Paulsen tells KARE 11 that he's willing to break with House GOP leadership to end a government shutdown.
"I think if I had the opportunity just to fully fund the government, I would do that. Yes," Paulsen told KARE 11's Blake McCoy via telephone Tuesday afternoon.
"I think there is a level of uncomfort
among many of my colleagues that a government shutdown is not in anyone's
Paulsen is still working to repeal the medical device tax but says he will do that separate from a continuing resolution if necessary.
He is working on a bipartisan approach to repeal the medical device tax and says he is currently working with Rep. Ron Kind, a Democrat from Wisconsin, on the best approach.
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