Congress is getting ready to do what it does best: Procrastinate

Posted on AllSides December 1st, 2021
From The Left
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Congress is getting ready to procrastinate on government spending bills yet again.

As a Friday deadline fast approaches, lawmakers are scrambling to approve another continuing resolution (CR), or short-term spending bill, that will give them a new January deadline for passing full-year funding bills. If the CR passes by Friday, lawmakers will narrowly avert a government shutdown, and postpone a larger fight over this legislation.

Delaying approval of these bills has become a habit of Congress’s in recent years. Every year, a set of 12 appropriations bills funds federal agencies...

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