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Yet Another Potential Government Shutdown Looms

The Hill reports: President Biden’s State of the Union address is scheduled for Thursday evening and Congress is staring down a midnight Friday government funding deadline, two dates that are laying the foundation for a high-stakes 24 hours on Capitol Hill. Congressional leaders rolled out a package of six spending bills on Sunday that will keep some departments and agencies …

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Senate Votes To Fund Government Through March 8

The Guardian reports: The Senate has passed a short-term funding bill following a House vote on Thursday evening, narrowly averting a partial government shutdown that was due to occur this weekend. Ahead of the Senate vote, the majority leader, Chuck Schumer, addressed the chamber floor, saying that he saw “no reason this should take a very long time”. The temporary …

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House Approves Stopgap Funding Bill In 320-99 Vote

Bloomberg News reports: The House passed a temporary funding bill to avert a Saturday partial US government shutdown, sending the bill to the Senate for a vote as soon as Thursday night. The bill would extend funds for some departments through March 8 and others through March 22 as lawmakers work out differences on delayed full-year spending packages for the …

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NYT: Short-Term Deal Struck To Avert Govt Shutdown

The New York Times reports: Congressional leaders said on Wednesday they had agreed to another short-term stopgap spending bill to head off a partial government shutdown at the end of the week, paving the way for a temporary path out of a stalemate that has repeatedly threatened federal funding over the past six months. The deal, initially floated by Speaker …

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Johnson “Very Optimistic” On Averting Govt Shutdown

The Hill reports: Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) on Tuesday said he is “very optimistic” Congress will avert a shutdown by Friday’s deadline after meeting with President Biden and top congressional leaders at the White House. “We have been working in good faith around the clock every single day for months and weeks, and over the last several days, quite literally …

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Biden Summons Leaders As Govt Shutdown Looms

CBS News reports: President Biden is set to meet with congressional leaders at the White House on Tuesday, as lawmakers squabble over a path forward while a deadline to fund the government looms large at week’s end. Congress has just a handful of days to approve the first four appropriations bills to prevent a partial shutdown after March 1. The …

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Axios: Republicans Are Now Expecting Govt Shutdown

Axios reports: Behind closed doors, House Republicans have shifted from optimistically cautious to expecting a government shutdown, Axios has learned. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) will have to choose in coming weeks between a fight with Democrats that threatens a shutdown, or a deal with Democrats that threatens his job. The government will start a partial shutdown unless a budget …

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House Votes 314-108 For Funding To Avert Shutdown

The Hill reports: The House on Thursday approved a short-term spending bill to keep the government funded through March, sending the stopgap to President Biden’s desk for his signature one day before a partial shutdown deadline. The chamber cleared the two-step continuing resolution (CR) in a 314-108 vote hours after the Senate approved the measure, punting government funding deadlines to …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Votes On Bill To Avert Shutdown

NPR reports: House Speaker Mike Johnson has been under pressure from his right flank to scrap the budget agreement with Schumer, and the bill to keep the government running will need Democratic support to pass the Republican-majority House. Johnson has insisted he will stick with the deal as moderates in the party have urged him not to back out. It …

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Senate Approves Funding Bill To Avert Govt Shutdown

The New York Times reports: The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to avert a partial government shutdown as Congress raced one day before its spending deadline to send President Biden stopgap legislation to fund federal agencies through early March. The 77-to-18 vote cleared the way for a vote in the House later Thursday on the measure, which would provide …

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Senate Advances Bill To Avert Government Shutdown

Roll Call reports: The Senate overwhelmingly voted Tuesday night in favor of the first procedural move needed to avert a partial government shutdown at the end of this week. The chamber voted 68-13 to end debate on the motion to proceed to the shell legislative vehicle for the stopgap spending measure, which would run to March 1 for four of …

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Schumer Makes First Step To Avert Govt Shutdown

Reuters reports: Democratic U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said he was taking the first procedural step towards passing a stopgap funding bill to avert a partial government shutdown that otherwise would begin late next week. He said he was advancing the temporary funding bill so the Senate can begin voting on it when it returns on Tuesday …

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Congressional Leaders Reach Deal To Avert Shutdown

The Washington Post reports: Congressional leaders reached a $1.66 trillion agreement Sunday to finance the federal government in 2024, preserving funding for key domestic and social safety net programs in the face of GOP demands to cut the government’s budget. Now lawmakers are up against a stiff deadline to pass legislation to codify the deal and avert a partial government …

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House Returns To Face Another Shutdown Deadline

The Hill reports: No government funding bills are scheduled to hit the House floor this week, an ominous sign for Republicans returning to Washington for the first time since their Thanksgiving recess. Lawmakers face a mid-January deadline to fund the government or enter a partial government shutdown, and the window for completing its work is fast closing. New Speaker Mike …

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Biden Signs Bill Funding Government Until February

NPR reports: President Biden signed a short-term government funding bill on Thursday, avoiding a potential government shutdown and pushing into next year debates about wartime funding for Ukraine and Israel. Biden’s approval came a day after the Senate overwhelmingly approved the stop-gap spending bill. The measure, designed by new House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., funds four federal agencies until Jan. …

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Senate Approves Stopgap Funding Bill In 87-11 Vote

NBC News reports: The Senate passed a stopgap funding bill Wednesday night, punting the GOP’s spending fight and the threat of a government shutdown until after the holidays. The bipartisan vote was 87-11, with 10 Republicans and one Democrat — Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado — voting against the bill. “Because of bipartisan cooperation, we are keeping the government open …

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House Passes Funding Bill To Avert Govt Shutdown

NBC News reports: The House passed its continuing resolution, or “CR,” sending it to the Senate to avoid a shutdown. The U.S. government will run out of money at 12:01 a.m. Saturday if Congress fails to act this week. The plan devised by new Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., would extend funding for some government agencies through mid-January and others through …

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Johnson May Not Have The Votes For Funding Bills

Playbook reports: With just four days until a government shutdown, the race is on to see whether Speaker Mike Johnson’s plan for a two-pronged clean continuing resolution can peel off enough House Democrats to make up for Republican defections. (That’s to say nothing of what will happen with the Senate and White House, of course.) The number of GOP members …

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Johnson Issues Likely Doomed Two-Step Funding Bill

The Hill reports: House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) rolled out a two-step government funding stopgap bill on Saturday, settling on an unusual approach to avert a government shutdown that is already getting pushback from Republicans with just days until a Friday funding deadline. The “laddered” continuing resolution (CR) released Saturday would have some funding run out on Jan. 19, and …

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House GOP Pulls Funding Bill, Adjourns For Weekend

The Hill reports: House Republicans on Thursday pulled their annual financial services and general government funding bill amid divisions on abortion-related provisions and FBI funding. It was the second time in a week GOP leaders opted to punt a vote on a funding bill over divisions within the party. Some moderate Republicans came out in opposition against language seeking to …

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