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Speaker Johnson rolls out plan to avoid government shutdown, prevent 'spending monstrosity'

Posted on AllSides November 12th, 2023
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Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., unveiled a short-term spending plan on Saturday aimed at averting a government shutdown when federal funding runs out on Nov. 17.

The two-step proposal would fund part of the government until Jan. 19, and the rest until Feb. 2. A senior GOP aide told Fox News Digital on Friday that they are aiming for a Tuesday House-wide vote.

Supporters of a staggered short-term bill, known as a continuing resolution (CR), argue it puts targeted pressure on lawmakers to achieve their goals at an incremental rate. 

Johnson’s CR includes...

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