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Senate Democrats set up showdown with House GOP over federal spending

Posted on AllSides June 23rd, 2023
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Politics, Federal Spending, Senate Democrats, House Republicans
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The Senate advanced its 2024 federal spending plan Thursday, setting up a standoff with the Republican-led House that could lead to a partial government shutdown later this year.

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted along party lines to set spending levels for the 12 bills that fund the federal government.

The Democrat-led panel stuck to a $1.59 trillion cap set in a bipartisan deal to increase the nation’s borrowing limit, a measure President Biden signed earlier this month.

Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, Washington Democrat, called the spending limits “really challenging,” and warned...

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