House Introduces Bill To Keep Government Funded For Another 5 Days


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Juliegrace Brufke Capitol Hill Reporter
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House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers introduced a short-term spending measure Wednesday in an attempt to avert a government “shutdown” while negotiations continue on the must-pass omnibus package.

The legislation would keep the government funded for an additional five legislative days, buying Congress more time to strike a deal.

While progress is being made on negotiations for a full-year omnibus appropriations bill, it is clear that more time is needed to complete the package,” Rogers said in a statement. “It is my hope and expectation that a final, year-long bill will be enacted before this new deadline.”

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday the president will veto any CR lasting more than a day or two.

Current spending levels would remain the same under the resolution.

The measure is expected to be taken up in both chambers before Friday’s deadline.

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