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Speaker Johnson moves on two-step stopgap to avoid shutdown

Posted on AllSides November 12th, 2023
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House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) rolled out a two-step government funding stopgap bill on Saturday, settling on an unusual approach to avert a government shutdown that is already getting pushback from Republicans with just days until a Friday funding deadline.

The “laddered” continuing resolution (CR) released Saturday would have some funding run out on Jan. 19, and the rest of the funding on Feb. 2 — an approach intended to discourage negotiation of a whole-of-government omnibus funding bill and to encourage the House and Senate to negotiate on the 12 regular funding...

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https://thehill.com/homenews/4305611-speaker-johnson-moves-on-two-step-stopgap-to-avoid-shutdown/

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