House will vote next week to prevent a government shutdown for another month

  • The House plans to vote on a bill next week to keep the government running through Dec. 20, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says.
  • The measure would avoid another shutdown as lawmakers try to pass long-term funding bills.

The House will vote next week on a measure to dodge a government shutdown for about another month, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Wednesday.

The short-term bill would keep the government running through Dec. 20. Funding will lapse after Nov. 21 if Congress does not act to prevent a shutdown.

The so-called continuing resolution would give the Democratic-held House and GOP-controlled Senate more time to hash out longer-term funding bills. While Congress approved a two-year budget deal earlier this year, lawmakers have struggled to agree on where the money actually goes. Democrats and Republicans have so far failed to come to a consensus on border security and military funding.

www.cnbc.com/2019/11/13/house-will-vote-to-prevent-a-government-shutdown-for-another-month.html

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