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Welcome back: Congress to confront shutdown deadlines, border crisis and impeachment probes

Posted on AllSides January 5th, 2024
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Lawmakers will have a full plate when they return to Washington next week with clashes over spending, border policy, Ukraine war aid and impeachment moves against President Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Hanging over Congress is the fast-approaching deadline to avoid a partial government shutdown.

House Speaker Mike Johnson, Louisiana Republican, engineered two deadlines, Jan. 19 and Feb. 2, to wrap up work on the dozen annual spending bills that fund the government, leaving a little over a week before the first shutdown.

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