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Vince Gray introduces his CFO nominee, Phoenix’s Jeff DeWitt. [Post, WAMU, LL]

Phil Mendelson‘s legislation to avoid the shutdown would pay employees from the rainy day fund. [DCistTimes]

Rep. Darrell Issa says he doubts Congress would punish D.C. for staying open. [Roll Call]

David Catania grills education officials over test scores, Gray spokesman compares it to McCarthyism. [Post]

Ex-health care finance official steered a contract to her friend, according to the inspector general. [WBJ]

D.C.’s shutdown strategy, now in a T-shirt. [City Desk]

The Circulator will keep going, government shutdown or not. [Post]