House Republican leaders have decided not to wage a major fight over federal spending by moving forward with a plan to extend current government spending levels for the next six months. If agreed to by Senate Democrats, the plan would avoid any specter of a government shutdown before election day and allow members of Congress more time to campaign back in their districts. South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson is cautiously approaching this latest decision by his own party’s leadership. Wilson opposed last summer’s debt ceiling extension and strongly prefers clear reductions in spending. Nonetheless, he will consider the continuing resolution as long as it is ‘clean’ and does not add any spending.