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House To Vote On Temporary Funding For The Government Tuesday

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Henry Rodgers Capitol Hill Reporter
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The House is set to vote Tuesday on a continuing resolution (CR) to prevent a government shutdown, just days before the government would run out of money.

The CR will fund the government from Nov. 21 to Dec. 20. Lawmakers on both sides continue to fight over what should be included in the spending package, such as funding for President Donald Trump’s border wall, which Republicans have continued to push for.

Democratic leadership in the House put together a spending package in September and gave it to members less than 24 hours before the Democrat-controlled House planned to vote on the legislation. (RELATED: House Democratic Leadership Unveils Last-Minute Spending Package)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S. on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. (Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The situation is very similar to the shutdown before Christmas in 2018, when House leadership passed a continuing resolution earlier in 2018 and moved appropriations until the holiday season. The House Freedom Caucus then convinced President Donald Trump to hold out over wall funding, starting the longest shutdown in recent history which lasted until January of 2019. (RELATED: House Dems Release Plan To End Shutdown — No Wall Included)

The House is expected to vote on the CR on Tuesday afternoon. If Trump does not sign the CR, the government would shut down until another agreement could be made.