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Congress reaches deal to punt government shutdown

Posted on AllSides February 28th, 2024
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Lawmakers have reached a deal to extend government funding by a week to give themselves time to pass annual spending bills, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: It's the culmination of months of negotiations to try to bridge a wide gap between House Republicans and Senate Democrats.

What we're hearing: The House plans to vote Thursday on a continuing resolution to extend government funding deadlines from March 1 and 8 to March 8 and 22, according to House GOP sources.

The House will then try to pass six appropriations bills...

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