- 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.