Democrats reach deal to fund government until February, but brief shutdown looms

Posted on AllSides December 2nd, 2021
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Congressional leaders struck a deal Thursday on a short-term funding bill that would keep the government open until mid-February, but it remains to be seen whether lawmakers will be able to avert a shutdown. 

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro said the stop-gap bill would keep funding for the government at Trump-era levels until Feb. 18, apart from an additional $7 billion earmarked for Afghan refugee resettlement.

Ms. DeLauro, Connecticut Democrat, argued that the short-term measure would give lawmakers time to work on a bipartisan, full-year budget. 

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